Coronavirus UK Updates: Restrictions ‘unlikely’ to cause rapid fall in daily cases and deaths

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Coronavirus UK Updates: Deaths in England and Wales fall for second week in a row
Coronavirus UK Updates: Deaths in England and Wales fall for second week in a row

Professor Neil Ferguson, the scientist whose modelling prompted the UK-wide lockdown in March, told the PA news agency that measures in tier 2 and tier 3 areas are “unlikely to cause daily cases and deaths to fall rapidly”.

He said that modelling suggests that this could leave the country with “high levels” of Covid cases, demand on health care and deaths “until spring 2021”.

Prof Ferguson, from Imperial College London, said: “The concern at the moment is that even if the measures adopted in tier 2 and tier 3 areas slow spread in the next few weeks, they are unlikely to cause daily cases and deaths to fall rapidly.

“Modelling from all the academic groups informing Sage suggests that this could leave the country with high levels of Covid circulation, healthcare demand and mortality for several months, at least until spring 2021.”

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