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Lockdown could be relaxed 'in weeks' says government advisor

Lockdown could be relaxed 'in weeks' says government advisor

Author: Ella Smith | Saturday 4th April 2020

Lockdown could be relaxed 'in weeks' says government advisor Photograph

After the UK government enforced social distancing measures last Monday, there has been mixed behaviour from the public- some choosing to comply, whilst some people treating the measures as optional.

An official govermnet advisor, Professor Neil Ferguson, said that the UK's epidemic would get worse over the coming weeks, but the behaviour of the public depends on how long social distancing measures are put in place for.

He told BBC Radio 4 "the critical thing 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 normal life, let me empthasise that, but will be somewhat more relaxed in terms of social distancing and the economy, but relying on more testing.'

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