he NHS faces the “most dangerous situation” in living memory as the Covid-19 pandemic stretches hospitals to breaking point, Chris Whitty has warned.

Writing in the Sunday Times, Professor Whitty urged the public to follow lockdown rules and “find the collective strength to get through this critical stage and save as many lives as we can”.

Elsewhere, The Sunday Telegraph reports that police will operate a “one warning” policy for issuing fines under lockdown rules, while quick turnaround tests for people without tests are set to be rolled out across the country this week.

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