Their warning comes as a cross-party group of more than 100 UK MPs called on Boris Johnson to show “global leadership” in combatting the pandemic in the run up to next week’s G7 summit in Cornwall.
Parliamentarians urged the Prime Minister to donate one dose of Covid vaccine to the United Nations-backed Covax scheme for every dose purchased for the UK.
The Covax scheme aims to provide Covid jabs to at least 20 percent of the population of the 92 countries taking part.
These include low-income countries such as Algeria, Malawi and Uganda in Africa, Iran and Iraq in the Middle East, and Barbados, El Salvador and Nicaragua in the Americas.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Of course the numbers of cases are relatively low at the moment – all waves start with low numbers of cases that grumble in the background and then become explosive.
“So the key here is that what we are seeing here is the signs of an early wave.”
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