Calgary Herald - - PANDEMIC -

LONDON Some lock­down mea­sures to com­bat coro­n­avirus in Bri­tain could last months and only be grad­u­ally lifted, a se­nior med­i­cal of­fi­cial said on Sun­day as Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son warned the sit­u­a­tion will get worse be­fore it gets bet­ter.

Bri­tain has re­ported 19,522 con­firmed cases of the disease and 1,228 deaths, after an in­crease of 209 fa­tal­i­ties as of 5 p.m. lo­cal time on Satur­day com­pared with the pre­vi­ous day, the health min­istry said.

“The im­por­tant thing is this is a mov­ing tar­get,” Deputy Chief Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer Jenny Har­ries said.

“If we do well it moves for­ward and comes down and we man­age all our care through our health and care sys­tems sen­si­bly in a con­trolled way and that is what we are aim­ing for,” she told a news con­fer­ence.

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