Dr Hilary Jones warns second wave of coronavirus could happen in 'two weeks'

Dr Hilary Jones has warned that the UK could face a second wave of coronavirus in just two weeks time.

The television doctor joined Lorraine Kelly on today’s episode of Good Morning Britain where he shared his predictions and stated that he doesn’t think the projected spike will be as worse as the first.

‘If we do see one I think it will be a less significant than the first, however, let’s hope we don’t have one at all,’ Dr Hilary said.

‘If that was going to happen when would that show itself do you think?’ Lorraine probed.

‘In the next two weeks,’ replied Dr Hilary frankly.

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Last week, public health experts, doctors and NHS staff were concerned the Government has no strategy for a possible second coronavirus wave.

Boris Johnson is currently making strident steps towards ending lockdown across England, with more children returning to school and some shops expected to start reopening from June 15.

The Prime Minister is said to be aiming for the country to be mostly back to normal by July. The measures have sparked fears that there is no plan in place should the R rate begin to rise again.

The R rate is the number of people each infected person spreads the virus onto, and the government has repeatedly said restrictions will only be lifted if it stays beneath one.

On Wednesday, it was reported that another 204 people had died of coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total figure to 40,465.

Apart from the US, the UK is the only country to have recorded more than 40,000 deaths.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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