COVID: Delay June 21 lockdown easing ‘by weeks’  - scientist

COVID: Delay June 21 lockdown easing ‘by weeks’  - scientist

COVID-19: Delay June 21 lockdown easing ‘by weeks’  – scientist

Professor Ravi Gupta – a government adviser – has said the June 21 end of all lockdown restrictions should be delayed by “a few weeks” while more data is gathered on the spread of coronavirus

“I think that people are not saying we should abandon the June 21 date altogether but just to delay it by a few weeks while we gather more intelligence and we can look at the trajectory in a clearer way,” Professor Gupta told BBC Radio 4’s Today.

Adding: “If you look at the costs and benefits of getting it wrong, I think it is heavily in favour of delay.”

  • Govt adviser says delay lockdown lifting, for a few weeks so more data can be gathered on the spread of Covid
  • Some scientists believe UK is in the early stages of a third wave
  • Sunday marked fifth consecutive day that more than 3,000 cases were recorded in UK

Third wave? 

Some scientists believe the recent rise in UK Covid-19 cases amounts to the early stages of a third wave. 

Martin McKeen told The Guardian that it “looks very much as if we are now early in a third wave,” while Professor Gupta said that recent “exponential growth” could amount to this.

On Sunday, 3,240 new cases were reported, marking the fifth consecutive day that more than 3,000 cases were recorded in the UK.


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