Good Morning Britain's Dr Hilary calls for tough national lockdown as Britain is 'heading for a nightmare'

GOOD Morning Britain's resident doctor has called for a tough new national lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Dr Hilary Jones said the government's tier system when it comes to restrictions imposed are not enough in the light of the rising hospital admissions for Covid-19.

Speaking to Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid on this morning's show, Dr Hilary explained

He said: "The death rate lags behind the hospital rate which is going up so people are in for a long time with this virus, so down the line we may see a rise in death rates just like they're seeing in Belgium.

"What happens in one region will happen in another as people meet up, so it tends to happen everywhere else. The more people that meet up the more it spreads there are rising numbers around the counrty.

On lockdown, he said: "I think it should be a national one. Get the NHS prepared, we can do a lot of planning now which will help in the future."

"People are seeking clarity. The bottom line is you can have all these tiers that you can't impose easily but the one thing is, the sensible thing is, to protect your family by doing what you need to do avoid those people flouting the rules."

The government announced on Monday, October 12, which tier each part of England falls into – and what rules they will be subject to.

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