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Coronavirus: UK Lockdown Could Be Relaxed in Weeks, Says Top Govt Adviser

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A government adviser says the epidemic is expected to plateau in the next week to 10 days - but people's behaviour is critical.

Social distancing measures in the UK could be relaxed within weeks if there are signs the coronavirus epidemic is slowing, a leading scientist and government adviser has said.

Professor Neil Ferguson - of Imperial College London, which is advising the government on its coronavirus response - said the UK's epidemic was expected to plateau in the next week to 10 days, but said people's behaviour was critical to determining what happens next.

He told BBC Radio 4: "The critical thing first is to get case numbers down, and then I'm hopeful... in a few weeks' time we will be able to move to a regime which will not be normal life, let me emphasise that, but will be somewhat more relaxed in terms of social distancing and the economy, but relying more on testing."

KijManhas
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

Epidemic will be 5 to 6 days from now, can tell from the amount of people outside pretending to exercise, touching things in the same place and do not keep 2 m distance.

Unfortunately the virus still can spread, because each country have it in different times and we also do not lock down in the same times. It is going to be long long term thing.

Also corona virus covers the damages of Brexit and the government wants it to last long.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Unfortunately there are still far too many people ignoring the social distancing regulations, which in my opinion is probably the best way to prevent the spread, even at the opening of the new Nightingale hospital, there were plenty, there for the opening, who were NOT observing the "spacing"regulations. I'd like to know why if social gatherings were not to be for more than two people - why was there a formal opening? It was almost as if they were drumming up trade for the new hospital.

Even the two unveiling the plaque were nowhere near two meters apart - they're not even the female's height apart Image

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greatdeals121
greatdeals1212 months ago

I also agree everyone in the UK are ignoring the social aspect as people will cause the spread and people may die

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KijManhas
KijManhas
Original Poster
2 months ago

Some people think they are *CORONA VIRUS PROOF* or something. That's unfortunate cant say more.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

This only continues to spread because of the same people who drive while looking down at their phone. They're not necessarily 100% selfish but actually a bit thick as well. They think they know better. It'll be OK if they break the rules apparently.

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