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'Do not wreck this now': Jonathan Van-Tam urges public to stay at home over sunny weekend

'Don't wreck this now': Jonathan Van-Tam's warning as some regions in England see a rise in #COVID19  cases

'Don't wreck this now': Jonathan Van-Tam's warning as some regions in England see a rise in #COVID19  cases

"Don't wreck this now" - a blunt warning from England's deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam as the Covid rates continue to fall - but the rate of decline slows. @wizbates  reports.

Jonathan Van-Tam has used a football metaphor to urge the nation to continue its efforts to combat the spread of #coronavirus , saying breaking rules now would be like a team being 3-0 up and then losing 4-3. Get the latest #COVID19  updates:

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"It’s like being 3-0 up in a game and thinking, ‘We can’t possibly lose this'... how many times have you seen the other team take it 4-3?" Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam warns the UK “must maintain discipline” with Covid restrictions

"In my opinion, the rules are clear and they have always been clear. In my opinion, they are for the benefit of all, and in my opinion, they apply to all" jonathan van-tam'>Prof Jonathan Van-Tam is asked whether people in authority should obey the lockdown rules Updates:

“A No 10 SPAD [special adviser] asked her directly how she would answer the Dominic Cummings question and she refused to play along and told them she would answer the same way as Jonathan Van-Tam. She was dropped immediately from the press briefing.”

Key Jonathan Van Tam line, confirms suspicion of many like @AndyBurnhamGM  that reason the NWest is suffering is cos this "relates" to "disease level in the north never dropped as much" as in the south. Big Q for PM then: did u sacrifice north in easing lockdown nationally?

“We’ve got to start taking this very seriously again.” England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officerjonathan van-tam'>Prof Jonathan Van-Tam has given a stark warning of the risks of a second wave as he says cases of Covid-19 are “creeping”.

England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officerjonathan van-tam'>Prof Jonathan Van-Tam has said in a media interview he has “great concern” about a “big change” in virus case numbers over the weekend. He said there was a marked rise amongst 17-21 year olds though there were increases across all age groups

Finally, the Deputy Chief Medical OfficeJonathan Van Tam damns Dominic Cummings: "In my opinion, the rules are clear and they have always been clear. In my opinion, they are there for the benefit of all, and in my opinion they apply to all."

Jonathan Van Tam asked about the behaviour of Dominic Cummings: “In my opinion the rules are clear and they have always been clear. In my opinion, they are for the benefit of all and in my opinion they apply to all”.

This, from Jonathan Van Tam is not, despite the government wanting to pretend it is, and despite it having political repercussions, a political statement. It’s a public health statement. Which is why all the Medical Officers should’ve felt able to say it.

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Jonathan Van Tam's middle name is Claude. True story.

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