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UK risks stumbling into winter crisis, PM warned
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UK risks stumbling into winter crisis, PM warned

'Plan B' coronavirus restrictions must be enforced immediately to prevent the UK stumbling to a winter crisis, an NHS leader has warned. NHS Confederation chief executive Matthew Taylor has urged the government to bring back certain measures, including mandatory face coverings in public places. His remarks came as the UK recorded 223 COVID-related deaths on Tuesday - the highest number of daily fatalities since 9 March. A further 43,738 coronavirus cases were also reported in the latest 24-hour period, and on Monday, the UK saw the highest number of new infections since mid-July. Although Downing Street has said it is keeping a very close eye on rising case rates, a spokesperson warned the prime minister has absolutely no plan to introduce Plan B. If this strategy was enforced, people...