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'This battle is not won yet', warns Jonathan Van-Tam after cases increase in parts of UK

Telegraph, 27 Feb 2021
Coronavirus cases are rising in parts of the UK showing that "this battle is not won," Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has said.

Prof Van-Tam, speaking at a Downing St briefing, said some parts of England were "burning quite hot" with new cases, including in the Midlands and, increasingly, the west coast of England.

"This is not a good sign and reinforces the fact that I'm afraid this battle at the moment is not won."

Prof Van-Tam said there were some worrying signs that people who had received a vaccine were breaking lockdown rules.

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