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Prof Neil Ferguson of London University’s Imperial College, one of the scientists whose modelling of the virus helped prompt the lockdown, told Andrew Marr earlier that it was difficult to know when it might be eased, as this would depend on how quickly case numbers reduce.
There is no point, having gone through this effort, in releasing a lockdown at a point where case numbers are still high and will resurge even faster than we have seen before.
We want case numbers to get to a low point where we can start substituting other measures for the most intrusive and economically costly aspects of the current lockdown.
ITV presenter Piers Morgan and businessman Alan Sugar have disagreed over whether people should be allowed to sunbathe.
Billionaire hiding safely in his luxury Florida home demands the right for British people to all go out sunbathing, in direct contravention of Govt. instructions, as UK #coronavirus death toll rockets incl more & more NHS staff on the frontline. What an utter disgrace. https://t.co/B0vjy3uIx2