Boris Johnson rules out another lockdown amid rising COVID infections

Updated: few hours ago

London, Oct 22 (PTI) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted on Friday that the country’s rising COVID-19 infections daily figure, which crossed 50,000 this week, is “fully in line” with predictions and ruled out the need for another national lockdown.

His comments came as it emerged that experts from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), which advises the government, has said that it is time to reintroduce stricter COVID measures such as asking people to work from home.

They also say that making face coverings compulsory in some places will help reduce the spread of COVID as well as other winter viruses, such as flu.