Liam Gallagher: Oasis star slams Chris Whitty over COVID warning ‘He needs a slap’

Chris Whitty says UK is at ‘worst point of epidemic’

Liam Gallagher, 48, took to his Twitter account to post a jibe aimed at Professor Chris Whitty, after the government official issued a grave warning on BBC Breakfast today. The Chief Medical Officer explained coronavirus was “everybody’s problem” and it is now crucial to minimise any “unnecessary contact” to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19.

However, Liam wasn’t happy with the advice as he said Professor Whitty “needs a slap”.

The Oasis frontman typed in view of his 3.4 million followers: “That Chris Whitty is getting on my t**ty he needs a slap.”

Other Twitter followers weighed in on his remarks, as one told him to calm down.

They typed: “Chill out dude.”

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Liam fired back: “F**k off k**b.”

While another said: “Chris Whitty worked the wards over Christmas, think he deserves a bit of respect. Sorry Liam.”

The singer justified his stance, by stating that he has the right to have an opinion on the matter.

He responded: “Don’t be sorry just my opinion you take care x.”

A third stated: “Loads of folk say the same about you!”

Liam typed back: “I know, and I agree it’s good for you every now and again.”

It comes as Professor Whitty told BBC Breakfast: “We have a very significant problem. The next few weeks are going to be the worst weeks of this pandemic in terms of the numbers into the NHS.”

He added: “This is everybody’s problem.”

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Professor Whitty said: “This is the most dangerous time we have really had in terms of numbers into the NHS at this particular time.”

The UK announced a further 573 coronavirus deaths yesterday in the highest Sunday rise since April, and the third-deadliest Sunday of the entire pandemic.

It emerged as many as one in five of all people in England may now have had coronavirus.

In areas such as east London and Essex, it could be as high as one in two people according to Edge Health.

Infections have continued to be high, with 54,940 new cases announced yesterday.

For thirteen days in a row, the number of new cases has been above the 50,000 mark. 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock unveiled the UK’s plan to roll out the vaccine to cover 13million people to be covered by mid-February in a bid to protect those most vulnerable.

Meanwhile, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to update MPs on the economic impact from the pandemic in a Commons statement this afternoon. 

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