N ° 10 is furious that details of national measures have been disclosed to journalists and have launched an official investigation

A second national lockout It was something that the Prime Minister said would be a “disaster” for this country and which he has promised to do “everything in his power” to avoid But now , M Johnson is set to announce exactly that

The measures are still under discussion, but on the Prime Minister’s table is a one-month lockdown until November

The public should stay home again But unlike the latest lockdown, the Prime Minister will keep schools, colleges and universities open

The hope is that the action will slow the spread of the disease and allow ministers to ease restrictions until Christmas

As part of the plans discussed today, the government would use its prioritization measures to allow different regions to emerge from the national lockdown at different times depending on the rate of infection

It is undoubtedly extremely difficult politically for a prime minister who has firmly rejected calls for a national lockdown for weeks

Many of his deputies are furious this morning at the prospect of this turnaround, with some senior ministers urging the prime minister to stick to his regional approach and introduce a new, stricter “ level 4 ” rather than to lock down the whole country

But the number of cases and projections of intensive care cases are “terrifying” to quote a senior government official

“Politically, it would be easier to stay with the regional approach and introduce a new level rather than nationwide measures, but our first duty is a moral one,” said a senior government official “And that makes it easier to make those tough decisions”

The documents, presented at a meeting Friday between Prime Minister, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Cabinet Minister Michael Gove, show that “all models suggest a significantly higher peak than those estimated at any time “Reasonable worst case scenario” “

According to the document, “the median peak of infections is expected to be 50-150% higher” than in the first wave

The warnings have been there for weeks Documents released by SAGE revealed ministers were told the pandemic was on track to violate the “reasonable worst case scenario” developed by the Cabinet Office

85,000 deaths had been the planning assumptions over the winter – but the data is deteriorating

NHS capacity is at the heart of No 10 concerns A document circulating within government paints a picture of an NHS unable to accept more patients by Christmas, with hospitalizations expected to peak at mid-December before dropping again in the new year

The Prime Minister was due to announce his plans on Monday, but No.10 could decide this weekend to make announcements following a leak of the meeting between the Prime Minister and his three ministers on Friday evening

No 10 is furious that details of the national measures have been disclosed to journalists and have opened an official investigation

This is a U-turn that may well be fiercely contested by his own MPs and seized by his political opponents who have called on the PM to follow the advice of his own science advisers and institute a brief lockdown two weeks in October

M Johnson refused and we are now considering moving to a one-month lockdown in November

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