A former Public Health Director told Sky News that he thinks the government needs to be ‘more honest’ about the spread of the virus.

The government needs to be “completely honest” about coronavirus deaths because “we really don’t know the full picture”, a former public health director told Sky News.

Professor John Ashton says the total number of Britons who have died after testing positive for coronavirus will “almost certainly” pass 10,000 this weekend

However, Professor Ashton said the figure will not include deaths in care homes and in the community, meaning “we really don’t know the full picture” about COVID-19.