UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says another national lockdown isn’t something “that we ever take off the table,” but he did not clarified whether or not it would be imposed next month.

The coronavirus is accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, Hancock said on Friday. The previous day, Britain recorded 21 deaths from the disease, taking the total according to the government’s accounting method to 41,705.

Coronavirus cases started to rise again in the UK in September, with between 3,000 and 4,000 positive tests recorded daily in the last week. That is still behind France which has more than 10,000 cases a day. (RT)