22 Sep 2020

UK PM Johnson to address nation as second Covid-19 wave hits

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 22 September 2020

The British Prime Minister is set to make a rare national address later today, as the UK tries to tackle a second wave of Covid-19 before winter sets in.

It will be the third time Boris Johnson's broadcast to the nation like this since the pandemic hit - the first was in March to announce the national lockdown, the second in May when he presented the roadmap to easing restrictions.

The country is moved to its second-highest alert level as the Chief Science advisor warned there could be as many as 50,000 cases a day by mid-October and more than 200 deaths a day by mid-November if measures aren't introduced.

New rules are expected to include a 10pm curfew on pubs, bars and restaurants in England - and making table service a legal requirement.

UK correspondant Olly Barratt joins Lisa Owen with the latest details.