London only has 24 new cases a day with predictions that the virus could be wiped out of the capital in a fortnight – The Sun

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LONDON is currently recording only 24 new cases of coronavirus per day and may be virus-free within a fortnight, suggests new modeling.

Research by Public Health England and Cambridge University suggests that the capital’s “R” reproduction rate fell to 0.4, down from around 2.8 before the lockdown.

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London currently registers only 24 new cases of coronavirus per day, according to new modelingCredit: AFP or licensors
    The results have led some to call on the government to consider easing the foreclosure of the capital4
The results have led some to call on the government to consider easing the foreclosure of the capitalCredit: AFP or licensors

This means that for ten people who get the virus, they pass it on to only four others.

The fall means that the number of new cases registered in London now halves every 3.5 days, reported the Telegraph.

At the height of the crisis, the number of people infected every day in the capital rose to 230,000, and this number fell to around 10,000 after the imposition of isolation.

London was once the epicenter of the UK epidemic, but is now doing better than the country as a whole, which currently has an “R” value of 0.75.

North East and Yorkshire, taken together, have the highest rate of any region, with 0.8, and experience around 4,320 infections per day.

Next comes the North West, which has 2,380 infections per day, while all the other regions have fewer than 1,500.

A new strategy announced by the government on Sunday included an alert system for local epidemics that could allow it to adjust the severity of the lockdowns in each region.

“THE UNITED KINGDOM SHOULD CONSIDER REGIONAL LOCKINGS”

Conservative MP Bim Afolami said the new figures could strengthen the case for further easing the lock in London.

“If you look at other countries, they have often adopted regional approaches,” he told the Telegraph.

“If it makes sense from a health point of view, we have to consider it. “

Former Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers added, “These figures are good news.

“They show that the foreclosure measures have worked and I think they argue for further easing of the foreclosure in London.

“It is essential that we find ways to allow the economy to recover – and London is the engine of the economy. “

But the figures come the same day, a senior official with the World Health Organization warned that countries could face a second wave of viruses later in the year if they lifted the blockages too early.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Dr. Hans Kluge, director of the organization for the European region, said: “I am very concerned about a double wave in the fall.

“People think the lockout is over. Nothing has changed.

“The complete disease control package must be in place. This is the key message. “

He added that countries should proceed “gradually and carefully” until a vaccine is developed.

    Infection rate in the capital is now half that of the rest of the country4
Infection rate in the capital is now half that of the rest of the countryCredit: AFP or licensors
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson, pictured during tonight's NHS session, has so far resisted calls to significantly ease the foreclosure.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson, pictured during tonight’s NHS session, has so far resisted calls to significantly ease the lockdown.Credits: Getty Images – Getty

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