"Now we are facing the second wave... I'm afraid it's absolutely inevitable that we will face this in our country, " Johnson said.
The British Prime Minister added that a new wave of COVID-19 infections began "in France, in Spain, throughout Europe."
However, Johnson was quick to assure that the authorities are "keeping the situation under control."
"I absolutely do not want to introduce more large-scale isolation measures, we want to keep schools open, and it's fantastic that the work of educational institutions has returned to the previous level. We want to keep the economy open as much as possible, we want business to develop, " the British Prime Minister explained.
He noted that "the only way to achieve this is to follow the instructions."
Johnson also stressed that the introduction of a national quarantine is "the last measure that anyone wants."
Last week, the British government decided to introduce a number of additional restrictive measures in England due to the increase in the number of patients with the COVID-19 coronavirus, including meetings of more than six people will be banned. Experts believe that the rule will remain in effect for at least several months.
In total, almost 386,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the UK. Over the past day, the virus was confirmed in 4322 more people. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom, more than 41.5 thousand people have died from the consequences of infection with the virus.