Boris Johnson has written to 28 million British households, warning things will "get worse before they get better".
In his letter, to be sent out this week, he says he "will not hesitate to go further" if tougher lockdown measures are needed.
It comes after 1,019 more coronavirus deaths were announced in the UK yesterday - the biggest 24 hour surge the nation has seen so far.
In his letter, Boris Johnson writes: “It’s important for me to level with you — we know things will get worse before they get better.
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