Quote of the day 29th August
“A second wave is clearly visible in other parts of the world,”
“It is a very serious threat.
“This is the reasonable worst-case scenario, that we have a bad flu and a growth in coronavirus as people spend more time indoors.
“Cases go up again, and we have to use very extensive local lockdowns or take further national action. We don’t rule that out but we don’t want to see it.”
(Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock, extracts from an interview in The Times)