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9/21, 8:51 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK at tipping point on coronavirus - minister

British Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps (pictured) warned on Monday the United Kingdom is at a "critical" point in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, "just a few weeks behind what we are seeing in Europe."

Shapps described the measures the government introduced as "absolutely vital" in preventing new rises in infections and ending up back" in a situation we don't to be in."

Earlier this month, Britain banned gatherings of more than six people to stop the virus from spreading and imposed lockdowns in parts of the country deemed critical, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock warning a nationwide one was "still possible."

Breaking the News / JR