World News – CA – ‘Wrong direction’: Rise in COVID-19 cases in UK increase pressure for new lockdown

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A great sign thanking people for coming to London’s West End and staying safe observing social distancing to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in London, Thursday October 29, 2020

COVID-19 infections are rising so persistently in the UK that unless something can be done to reduce infections, the ‘reasonable worst case’ scenario of 80,000 deaths could be exceeded, scientists said Friday

Britain recorded more than 20,000 new cases of coronavirus a day on average last week, but the government has resisted a new nationwide lockdown even as France and Germany reintroduce scale restrictions of the country

They said the « reasonable worst case » planning scenario for winter of 500 deaths a day and a toll of over 80,000 is likely to be exceeded unless the number of infections is reached. be reduced, according to articles published by government science advisers on Friday

In the newspaper dated October 14, advisers said the worst-case overrun could continue for three or four weeks if infections are reduced But since then they have increased further

New cases of COVID-19 in England have increased by around 51,900 every day last week, up almost 50% from the previous week, according to an official investigation on Friday

This suggested that the incidence of new infections was still rising sharply and had not stabilized, unlike the previous week’s survey

« The UK was one of the hardest hit countries in the world in the first wave It would be especially tragic if we repeated this experience, » said Professor James Naismith of the University of Oxford, adding that figures suggest 1% of England’s population had COVID-19

‘R’ number was 11-13, down from 12-14, UK Government Office for Science said This means that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 11 and 13 more people

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Although declining reproduction « R » numbers have shown that local measures are having an effect, government scientists warn that the number of infections will not decrease if it is not brought below 1

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab on Friday said a national lockdown in England was not inevitable as he reaffirmed his confidence in the government’s local approach

« We have seen evidence since we started to implement this tiered approach that the rate of increase has slowed, » Raab told BBC TV

The government passed a three-tier system of restrictions for local areas On Friday, the government said West Yorkshire would enter the first tier of restrictions from Monday Scotland, Wales and the Northern Ireland conduct their own pandemic policies

Adding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s headaches, an Ipsos MORI poll showed declining support for the government It found opposition Labor to overtake Johnson’s Tories, Johnson himself registering his lowest net satisfaction as prime minister

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