The coronavirus continues to spread around the world and to delay the peak of the virus in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has locked out the country. With hot weather this weekend, Johnson warned the British to follow the guidelines.
Professor Ferguson said that although the epidemic is expected to peak within 10 to 10 days within a week, people’s behavior was essential in determining what would happen next.
Asked what would happen if people flouted the social distancing rules this weekend, Professor Ferguson told BBC Radio 4: “This brings us to a slightly more pessimistic scenario.
“We still think things will stabilize but we will be at fairly high levels of infection for weeks and weeks rather than seeing a fairly rapid decline like the type seen in China. “
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But when will the lockout end? Will the lockout end in May or June?
When Mr. Johnson announced the lockdown, he said he would be in place for three weeks initially, with a review at the end of that period.
This would take the UK to April 13 and today, Professor Ferguson – a government adviser – has said that the lockdown rules are unlikely to be lifted until the end of May.
This would mean that pubs, restaurants and almost all stores would remain closed, but the exact duration is still unknown.
“We will have made three weeks of this lockout, so there is a big decision to come on April 13.
“In general terms, will we continue to harm children to protect the vulnerable or not? “
Professor Medley added: “If we continue with locking, it saves us more time, we can think about it more, but it doesn’t solve anything, it’s a placeholder. “
Global coronavirus cases have reached more than a million, with more than 60,000 deaths.
Across the UK, there were 38,168 cases of coronavirus on Saturday afternoon.
A total of 3,605 people died, including NHS workers.
Britain’s chief nurse Ruth May on Friday urged people to think of two nurses who died from a coronavirus and to “stay home for them”.
Areema Nasreen and Aimee O’Rourke, both mothers of three, died alongside two medical assistants, it was announced Friday.
Speaking at the daily Downing Street daily press conference, Ms. May said, “This weekend is going to be very hot and it will be very tempting to go out and enjoy the summer rays.
“But please, I ask you to remember Aimée and Areema.
“Please stay home for them. “
She added, “I fear there will be no more and I want to honor them today and recognize their service. “