ITV GMB's Dr Hilary issues stern warning around Christmas COVID spike 'A huge worry!'
DR HILARY JONES has warned Boris Johnson's relaxation of coronavirus rules over Christmas is a 'huge worry' and could lead to a spike in cases.
Christmas will be the season to be"jolly careful", thePrime Ministerhas warned, as he continues to thrash out a plan with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to allow families to reunite. He was unable on Monday to confirm details of how people across the UK would be able to spend the festive period as talks continue between the devolved administrations. Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Dr Hilary said:"Three households can mean any number of people and that is a worry.
Trending"It's a huge worry for the British medical association. SAGE is saying the restrictions don't go far enough."The more people who gather together the more risk of the virus being transmitted."I would say these guidelines, these are the rules that are in theory enforceable even though we know they're not.
"However you can make your own decisions about what you think is safe for elderly and vulnerable people in your family.READ MORE: Dr Hilary has warned that the relaxation of coronavirus rules over Christmas is a"huge worry"(Image: ITV) headtopics.com
Christmas will be the season to be"jolly careful", the Prime Minister has warned(Image: GETTY)"The vast majority of people in this country are being responsible and saying, 'I don't want to expose my elderly relatives to any risk of the virus'.
"There will always be a small risk and a balance of risk."Mr Johnson confirmed on Monday England will return to a regional tier system from December 2, though details of which areas will be in which tiers will not be set out until Thursday.The Government has also announced travellers arriving in England will be able to end their quarantine period with a negative coronavirus test after five days from December 15.
Mr Johnson confirmed on Monday that England will return to a regional tier system from December 2(Image: GETTY)Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said passengers who arrive from a destination not on the Government's travel corridors list can reduce the 14-day period by paying for a test from a private firm after five days at a cost of £65-£120.
In a press conference on Monday evening, Mr Johnson said"we're not out of the woods yet" despite a breakthrough with a British vaccine, warning the UK faced a"hard" start to 2021 but that he expected"things will look and feel very different" after Easter. headtopics.com
He said with a"favourable wind" the majority of people most in need of vaccination might be able to get one by April, as the Oxford-AstraZeneca team said its jab had proved up to 90 percent effective.It follows positive results from Pfizer and Moderna, but none of the jabs have yet been approved for use.Read more: Daily Express »
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He's a yes yes yes man for the goverment There have been ONLY 339 Covid deaths involving people under 60 since February with NO underlying conditions. Figures from ONS. Why the hell are we panicking? Over 98% of people under 60 survive! Let’s get real. They also include flu in the deaths just to exaggerate it.
So how many will die or catch the virus due to relaxing the rules for 1day it's not worth it Christmas should be cancelled Someone who isn't fraudulent please answer. No one has clarified about the medical masks sold in shops, for around 50p. 'One time use' could mean for five mins for the school run.... or ten hours if you are out and about all day so which one is correct? The number of hours the mask is worn isn't the same as one time usage.