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Boris Johnson’s televised statement on new coronavirus restrictions was watched by an average audience of 15.6m viewers on the BBC, PA Media reports. A spokeswoman for the broadcaster confirmed an average of 14.1m people watched on BBC One on Monday evening, while an additional 1.5m tuned in on the BBC News channel.

The president of the Royal College of Surgeons has said that cancer operations may have to be cancelled because of the pressures facing hospitals. Prof Neil Mortensen told Times Radio this morning:

Over the weekend we talked about a slow-motion car crash, but I think it’s getting much worse than that now.

My colleagues in London doing ward rounds, for example, report that there are problems with staff numbers on the wards, staff numbers in theatres.

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