Coronavirus live news: UK at ‘critical point’ in pandemic as US nears 200,000 deaths

Coronavirus live news: UK at ‘critical point’ in pandemic as US nears 200,000 deaths

September 21, 2020

England’s chief medical officer to warn of a ‘very challenging winter’; more than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US; Lebanon sees record case rise. Follow the latest updates

  • Trump health official says ‘biology independent of politics’ as US nears 200,000 deaths
  • UK at ‘critical point’ over Covid-19, top scientists to tell public
  • Mutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing
  • ‘Quite a year’: couples on being separated by the Covid pandemic
  • See all our coronavirus coverage

This morning the print Guardian leads with the news that Britain’s most senior government advisors are to make a direct appeal to the public on Monday, warning that the coronavirus trend is “heading in the wrong direction” and “a critical point has been reached”.

As Downing Street considers imposing nationwide curbs to contain a sharp jump in cases, the chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, will make a rare live televised address alongside the UK chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.

Related: UK at ‘critical point’ over Covid-19, top scientists to tell public

The front page of today’s Guardian: UK is at a critical point, chief scientists to warn public. pic.twitter.com/De8PZ8NCKG

Related: Parliament surrendered role over Covid emergency laws, says Lady Hale

Hi this is Damien Gayle taking over the live blog now from London. For the next few hours I’ll be continuing to keep you updated with the latest coronavirus-related world news. If you have any news you think I should include drop me a line, either via email to damien.gayle@theguardian.com, or via Twitter direct message to @damiengayle.

Continue reading…

Read more

admin
Author: admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *