British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is inevitable that a second corona wave will engulf the country.
He is not in favour of a new national lockdown but does not rule out the need for the government to take stricter restrictive measures to contain the spread of the virus.
In Great Britain, the number of new infections has recently been increasing alarmingly again, after a relatively quiet summer period.
On Friday, according to health authorities, 4,322 confirmed infections were added, more than 4,000 per day for the first time in months.
Strong growth has been noted in London and the north of England. In addition, more patients end up in the hospital.
“We are currently seeing a second wave rolling in. It is absolutely inevitable, I fear, that we will experience it in this country,” said Johnson, who himself became infected early in the outbreak.
“I don’t want to end up in a second lockdown at all. But when you see what is going on, you really have to ask yourself whether further measures are needed”. On Monday, meetings with more than six people were already prohibited.