Live: Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance to warn UK at a covid-19 'critical point'

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Covid-19 latest – Top scientists Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance will warn in TV briefing to the nation that the UK faces coronavirus disaster.

BRITAIN’S top scientists will issue a Doomsday Covid warning to the nation today.

Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance will say in a televised speech that the UK is at a “critical point”.

They will also address ministers, with a source saying their predictions will “make the Cabinet wet the bed”.

No10 warned Brits were in the “last chance saloon”. But ministers fear a lockdown will kill the economy.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock also refused to rule out Londoners being told to work from home as early as this week.

But senior Tory MPs urged Boris Johnson to hold firm and not risk “economic disaster” by ordering another national lockdown.

One minister told The Sun’s Trevor Kavanagh it was decision time for Mr Johnson, who must decide whether to face down the boffins to save the economy.

They said: “It’s getting close to being too late. It’s two minutes to midnight.”

Another senior Tory told Trevor’s column in today’s Sun: “Scientists are running the Government.

“They are afraid people will blame them for their mistakes and threatening behind closed doors to go public if they are overruled.”

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UK faces coronavirus disaster, top scientists Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance will warn in TV briefing to the nation

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