Dr Alex George has warned his followers to ‘brace themselves’ amid the Covid-19 crisis.
The UK death toll from coronavirus has exceeded 88,000, with its biggest ever daily case count, at 53,135, recorded yesterday.
Dr Alex has been updating his Instagram followers on his time working in A&E during the pandemic, and warned people that the situation is ‘at least as bad as March’ in his hospital in Lewisham.
The 30-year-old posted a picture of himself in a face shield and full PPE, and wrote on Instagram: ‘Guys things are pretty rough at the moment. I would say at least as bad as March in the hospital. We need to brace ourselves over the next few months and make sure we are each doing our bit.
‘We will get through it but at the moment it’s time for us all to focus and do our best to control the spread.
‘Big thanks to everyone as always, this isn’t easy but we will beat this virus and navigate to better times.’
Fans thanked the former Love Island star for the work he was doing, and shared their appreciation for the NHS.
Dr Alex worked over Christmas at University Hospital Lewisham, and said although it was difficult for his family, who lost their younger son Llŷr this year, he felt a ‘sense of purpose’.
The reality star will leave A&E next summer to become a GP.
Dr Alex’s warning comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock is set to plunge millions more into tier four restrictions due to spiralling case numbers.
MPs will be told today which areas will be put under the strictest rules, which will require non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers to shut their doors.
He told Sky News: ‘We are facing a very significant challenge in the NHS right now. There has been a significant rise in the number of cases – the highest number of cases recorded yesterday, 53,000 cases.’
A third of people in England are already under tier four restrictions, after around six million people in the South East and East of England were placed under the top tier on Boxing Day.
Daily infections are now well above the peak in April, with 53,135 coronavirus cases confirmed yesterday, the biggest rise since the pandemic began.
The rise comes amid mutant variants of the virus spreading in the UK, which has made suppression more difficult.
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