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UK at Covid-19 tipping point, says top official

is at a “tipping point” in theand the country must act now to stop history repeating itself, the deputy chief medical officer forsaid on Sunday. He urged people to follow the rules.With the number of cases rapidly rising particularly in the north of England, ministers are readying a new set of rules to try to tackle the crisis that will include handing more power to local leaders to track the virus’ spread.said in an opinion article that the spread of Covid-19 was now moving from younger adult age groups to older people in the worst affected areas, and “just as night follow day, increases in deaths will now follow”.“In our national fight against Covid-19, we are at asimilar to where we were in March; but we can prevent history repeating itself if we all act now,” Van Tam said. “We are in the middle of a severeand the seasons are against us…The principles for how we keep transmission low have not changed,” he said, repeating the message for people to wash their hands, wear face coverings and reduce social contact. Read from source….