PUBLISHED: 12:11, Fri, Sep 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:11, Fri, Sep 11, 2020
Coronavirus cases continue to rise (Image: GETTY )
Fears of a second lockdown to fight the invisible killer disease are rising after the Office for National Statistics revealed theere had been around 3,200 new COVID19 infections per day in England. The figures showed that any given time between 30 August and 5 September, around 1 in 1,400 people would test positive for COVID19, an average of 39,700 people, in England.
It comes as Boris Johnson faces an open revolt from some Tory backbenchers over "absolutely grotesque" new lockdown restrictions that limits social gatherings to six people.
One former minister declared: "It is time for us to actually start living like a free people, not subjecting ourselves to constantly shifting legal requirements."
It comes amid reports that ministers are divided over new social distancing rules in England which will limit social gatherings to groups of six people both indoors and