The UK’s Department of Health figures show another 18,950 people tested positive for the disease in the last 14 days – down 9.3%
It’s the lowest figure since Monday October 19th when 18,804 cases were recorded.
Top scientists have claimed the 3 tier system – which was recently implemented in parts of Britain – does work and a national lockdown could be ruled out.
Infectious diseases expert Professor Paul Hunter, however, believes Monday always have the ‘lowest’ infection rates.
“First thing to say is it’s just one day and it’s entirely plausible it’s some sort of glitch in the system,” the University of East Anglia professor said.
“I never think it’s worth leaping about and getting too excitement about one day’s data, especially on a Monday.
‘One possibility, but it’s too early to say, is that the regional tier system was in fact working. I’m not saying it was but that could be the explanation.”
Boris Johnson today asked fellow Tories to have faith in his Covid-19 plan and to back his national lockdown which starts on Thursday November the 5th.
The UK’s PM Johnson said in a statement to the House of Commons that a lockdown is necessary otherwise the death toll could be ‘double that in the previous peak.’
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