It comes as London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned Mr Johnson that the capital must be placed in another lockdown, including a 10 p.m. curfew.
Mr Khan is said to be pushing for restrictions to be reintroduced, including a ban on mixing households, a 10 p.m. curfew in pubs and continued work from home.
His concerns come amid reports that London is two weeks behind other parts of the UK.
A source told HuffPost: ‘It is clear that the cases in London are only moving in one direction, we are now a few days behind in the hotspots in the North West and North East. We cannot afford any further delay.
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8:30 am update: lockdown restrictions in Scotland
A decision on greater lockdown restrictions imposed on Scotland will be taken early this week, the Health Secretary said.
Jeane Freeman, speaking on BBC Breakfast on Sunday, said the Scottish government would make an announcement “very soon” on any new restrictions.
This follows an increase of 350 positive Covid-19 cases in Scotland on Saturday – the biggest daily increase in four months.
The transmission rate in Scotland – or R number – is now estimated to be between 1.1 and 1.4.
8:02 am update: University fears COVID
More than half of people living in college towns fear returning students could lead to coronavirus spikes and restrictions in their area, according to an investigation.
Tens of thousands of students are due to return to campus in the coming days, and earlier this month government science advisers warned that it was “very likely” that there will be significant coronavirus outbreaks linked to universities.
A new poll has now suggested 57% of people fear local restrictions will follow, with nearly half (48%) indicating they will blame the government.
7:33 p.m. update: Keir Starmer calls for testing to be local
Union leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on the government to hand over coronavirus testing to local authorities who have a comprehensive understanding of their communities.
In a high-profile interview in which he also called for children to be placed ‘at the front of the line’ Sir Keir said the Sunday Mirror tests should not be held from London.
He said, “They were there months ago, but even at the eleventh hour I say locate it.” “