A critically important Covid message

Hounslow’s Director of Public Health, Kelly O’Neill, issued the following message on Friday 18 December:

‘Today I am sharing the latest infection rate chart for Hounslow borough. The graph below is stark. It is hard to make the risk to you, your family and your friends any clearer. Look at the recent rise. We’re currently at 283 cases per 100,000, the highest ever in the Borough. This is what the numbers show after Lockdown 2, after weeks of Tier 2 restrictions.

‘Put bluntly, these are numbers that lead to deaths. The deaths of your friends, your family and maybe yours. The rules are clear. You know the main rules. You can see them again here. You must follow them. If they are not followed, more will die.

‘Please think very hard about whether you should be visiting others this Christmas, especially where those are elderly or vulnerable. Don’t give COVID-19. Don’t make this worse than it already is’.

Kelly O’Neill, Director of Public Health, London Borough of Hounslow.

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