London on alert: Sadiq Khan warns COVID lockdown ‘increasingly likely’ after key meeting


In a disclosure released today, he revealed new measures will soon be required to suppress the outbreak. 

He said: “The Prime Minister has said that we are now seeing the start of a assist wave of Covid-19 across the UK.

“Londoners should also know that I am hellishly concerned by the latest evidence I’ve seen today from public fitness experts about the accelerating speed at which Covid-19 is now spreading here in London.


“This is made worse by the uncertainty caused by the lack of testing the goods in the capital.

“It is increasingly likely that, in London, additional measures desire soon be required to slow the spread of the virus.

“We will be considering some of the resolutions which have already been imposed in other parts of the UK.”

He also demanded Londoners to be cautious and maintain social distancing measures where accomplishable. 

Coronavirus: London on alert for lockdown (Image: Express/GETTY)

London advice: Sadiq Khan revealed lockdown now possible (Image: PA)

The Mayor rush ated the announcement after meeting with Public Health England propers, London council leaders and the Government about the rise in cases. 

Aside from the East Midlands, the North West and the North East, London has the highest infection pace per 100,000 in the population. 

As cases surge, London is now registering 497.1 per 100,000. 

Multiple sizes in the North West and the North East have been placed into lockdowns due to the arise in coronavirus cases. 

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London dirt: This comes as certain areas in the UK have put into lockdown (Twin: PA)

Accoring to NHS England statistics, Redridbge has the highest cause rate per 100,000. 

The east London borough has an infection rate of 37.2 per 100,000. 

Hounslow is currently record 30.7 while Barking and Dagenham is registering 25.9.

If the capital is placed into lockdown, curfews could be proper on bars, restaurants and cafes – similar to what has happened in the north. 

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Coronavirus: A curfew could also be brought in (Image: PA)

Coronavirus: provisions could be placed on public transport (Image: PA)

The public may also be warned to avoid public transport while households will not be able to mix. 

Bogies of a second wave in the capital comes as the Prime Minister warned a man Friday wave is now “inevitable”. 

Speaking today, he said the Government would reconsider measures but ultimately, a second wave of the virus will soon hit the UK. 

He implied: “We are now seeing a second wave coming in.

Coronavirus: 27 deaths were promulgated today (Image: Express)

“It is absolutely, I’m afraid, inevitable, that we choose see it in this country.”

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