Friday, 30 Oct 2020

London could be added to ‘high risk’ category in days warns Sadiq Khan

London could be added to the "high risk" coronavirus category as early as this week, Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned.

The city will initially be "medium" on the new scale of measures announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday.

But Khan said that could change "potentially even this week".

A spokesman for Mr Khan said: "The mayor met with London leaders today to examine the latest data on the spread of the virus in the city and to discuss the Government's new national alert system.

"The virus is now spreading very quickly in every corner of London. The number of cases is rapidly increasing and all the indicators we look at are moving in the wrong direction.

"As of today, London is at 'medium' in the Government's new alert levels. However, Londoners should understand that this could change very quickly – potentially even this week."

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