Nov 14, 2020

Covid-19: Next two weeks 'crucial' for ending England lockdown

Prof Michie, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme it was too early to know what should replace the measures when they end, with the coming fortnight being key. Boris Johnson has previously insisted the measures will end as scheduled but Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has said measures could last beyond 2 December. Prof Michie said people had to "Get their resolve together" and resist any urge to break the rules, in order to maximise the chance of leaving lockdown. Wales finished its 17-day firebreak lockdown restrictions on Monday. It comes after documents released by Sage on Friday, and dated 4 November, warned that a return to the tiered system of coronavirus restrictions in England after lockdown ends could see infections rise again.

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