Coronavirus UK LIVE: Social distancing may very well be in place till 2021 as dying toll hits 18,100

Coronavirus UK LIVE: Social distancing could be in place until 2021 as death toll hits 18,100

SOCIAL distancing measures may very well be in place for as much as a yr till a coronavirus vaccine is discovered, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned.

Within the Downing Avenue press briefing, Chris Whitty stated: “Till we now have a vaccine, and the chance of getting these any time within the subsequent calendar yr are extremely small and I believe we ought to be reasonable about that.

“We’re going to should depend on different social measures, which in fact are very socially disruptive as everyone seems to be discovering for the time being.”

He went onto add Covid-19 goes to be with us for the “foreseeable future” and “we now have to just accept that”.

This comes as deaths within the UK reached 18,100 with 133, 495 circumstances and the cupboard stays break up over how and when to finish the UK lockdown.

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