London on alert: Sadiq Khan warns COVID lockdown 'increasingly likely' after ...

LONDON is now on alert to be placed into lockdown as coronavirus cases rise in the capital, Sadiq Khan has warned tonight.

PUBLISHED: 20:33, Fri, Sep 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:50, Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Coronavirus: London on alert for lockdownCoronavirus: London on alert for lockdown (Image: Express/GETTY)

In a statement released today, he revealed new measures will soon be required to contain the outbreak. 

He said: "The Prime Minister has said that we are now seeing the start of a second wave of Covid-19 across the UK.

"Londoners should also know that I am extremely concerned by the latest evidence I've seen today from public health experts about the accelerating speed at which Covid-19 is now spreading here in London.

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"This is made worse by the uncertainty caused by the lack of testing capacity in the capital.

"It is increasingly likely that, in London, additional measures will soon be required to slow the

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