Social distancing measures within the UK could be relaxed within weeks if there are signs the coronavirus epidemic is slowing.
leading scientist and government adviser have confirmed that if we follow social distancing rules we could be back to normal sooner rather than later. everyday that we are on Lockdown is a step closer to the day the Lockdowns are relaxed.
Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London who has been advising the government on the coronavirus response has said he believes coronavirus within the United Kingdom will plateau in the next day days.
But everyone’s behaviour across the UK is critical in determining what happens next.
He spoke to 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 a 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.”
Sunny weather is forecast this weekend which has meant Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have urged people to stick with the guidance and stay home.
We must resist the temptation to break the Covid-19 social distancing rules during the sunny weekend.
Breaking these rules this weekend could set the UK back. Meaning more people will die and we will be on lockdown for even longer.
Breaking the Lockdown Rules.
Professor Ferguson clearly believes that if people flouted the lockdown rules this weekend that the outlook for the UK will be a more pessimistic scenario.
“We still think things will plateau but we’ll be at quite high levels of infection for weeks and weeks rather than seeing quite a rapid decline as the type seen in China.”
The reailty is that if the UK Government had not placed the UK on a coronavirus lockdown and reacted the way they had last month the UK could have faced 250,000 deaths.
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