He told the Times: “The trend in the data is looking reassuring and there’s no reason it shouldn’t continue.
Oxford University’s Professor Carl Heneghan said he has based his prediction on current trends, with falling 999 and 111 calls.
Oxford University’s Carl Heneghan believes that if current trends continue the UK could record zero coronavirus deaths by the end of June. It comes after more than 40,000 deaths
He added: “Community transmission is low, admissions to hospitals are very low.
Britain could be set to record zero daily coronavirus deaths in just three weeks, according to a top scientist.
“By the end of the month we could be in a position where we are observing no deaths.”
However the following day 17 were recorded in the capital, although the previous day bosses said a small number of deaths had occurred and would be later announced.
On Monday, there were no coronavirus deaths recorded in the past 24 hours in London.
“We’ve been opening up society and it is reassuring that we’re going in the right direction. If we stay vigilant we should be able to continue opening up society… We’re seeing it across Europe — no bounce-back.”
Covid-19 first emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of last year and has gone on to wreak global havoc.
The UK’s total death toll currently stands at 40,883 as of yesterday.
This week, the UK imposed a two-week self-isolation order on most arrivals to the UK.
It has killed more than 400,000 people and has infected more than 5million people.
Only a certain number of people, including medical workers and other emergency workers, are exempt.
Arrivals have been forced to fill in forms to tell officials where they will be staying.