As Brits near the end of the third week of coronavirus lockdown measures, many are asking – is it working?
Live in the Good Morning Britain studio, the beloved medic explained why the lockdown should not be lifted anytime soon.
Sadly, UK coronavirus death toll has risen again by 786 to 6,159.
Authorities confirmed yesterday (April 7) that there are now 55,242 cases in Britain – an increase of 3,634.
This is the highest number of deaths recorded so far during the pandemic.
The UK’s COVID-19 death toll includes a five-year-old child and two teenagers, a 13-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man.
Highest number of fatalities
She continued: “The peak isn’t the end of it is it? We don’t know how long that peak will last?”
Dr Hilary explained that despite the last 24 hours seeing the “highest number of cases and the highest number of fatalities recorded so far”, we are not at the peak yet.
“Too early to come out of lockdown”
When discussing the peak, the medic said: “It was estimated it was going to be this Easter weekend, it may be a bit beyond that.”
“It is too early to talk about coming out of lockdown.”
Dr H did divulge that although the figures were growing, this was happening slowly.
The TV doctor went on to stress the importance of the government guidance to stay at home.
“We are getting more cases, we have an exhausted NHS workforce.”
Dr Hilary’s plea
“It would be completely unfair to expect them to carry on under the conditions they are working in.”
Dr Hilary pointed out we cannot come out of lockdown because “people are bored.”
Urging the public to take this virus seriously and “hang in a bit longer.”
Explaining on GMB, he reiterated the length of the lockdown is “being reviewed all the time.”
The medic ended with a final warning: “Coming out of lockdown too early would be disastrous.”
– Boris Johnson remains in a ‘stable’ condition after a second night in intensive care
– President Trump has claimed the UK have asked for 200 ventilators to fight the coronavirus pandemic pic.twitter.com/jSWtTrvTLi
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) April 8, 2020
As the outbreak continues to spread, there is a lot of confusion surrounding COVID-19.
Luckily, Dr Hilary Jones has cleared up many coronavirus rumours live on Good Morning Britain.
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In other news, France has ramped up its strict coronavirus lockdown rules – banning outdoor exercise in Paris during the day.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent his second night in intensive care, after experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19.
Good Morning Britain is on ITV, weekdays at 6am
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