Dr. Hilary Jones has warned that a four-week lockdown may not be enough to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on October 31st that England would be strictly closed again from November 5th to December 2nd.
Dr. Hilary predicted via Good Morning Britain that the lockdown would be extended on December 2nd.
He said: “The numbers are alarming and I think it was inevitable that we would go into lockdown.
“A lot of people said we should have done it sooner.
“Once the cat is out of the bag and you have so many cases in public, it is very difficult to get them under control and to recover from them.
“We can recover from this but a suspension is required.
“I think it will likely be extended. Nobody can promise when it will end because we just don’t know how the virus and the population will behave and whether people will comply with the restrictions imposed.
“To me they seem very reasonable. This is still a nasty virus, nothing has changed.
“We don’t have rapid tests, we don’t have a vaccine, we’re back to where we were.
“I don’t think we should necessarily criticize anyone for doing this, because it has always been about getting this under control, protecting the NHS and moving forward.
“There is reason to hope, there are green glimmers of hope for vaccines and rapid tests, but we are not there yet.”
Good Morning Britain continues on ITV at 6am on weekdays.