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Scotland shows ‘encouraging signs’ because they ‘acted early’

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
29th Oct 20 12:57 pm

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced on Thursday that there are “encouraging signs” because the nation “acted early.”

Sturgeon said that last week cases increased by only 4%, which is down from 40% two weeks ago, but the R number is still above 1, which has fallen from around 1.3.

Sturgeon said because they “acted early” with stricter measures, there are now seeing “encouraging signs” the rate of growth in coronavirus cases is slowing.

However across the border cases are spiraling out of control with almost 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases daily.

An expert has warned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in real danger of leaving it far “too late” to place England into a short national lockdown.

If the Prime Minister does not place England into a full national lockdown now, then it will be ineffective in bringing down the infections across the country, the government scientific advisory group has warned

If the Prime Minister does not place England into a full national lockdown now, then it will be ineffective in bringing down the infections across the country, the government scientific advisory group has warned.

Sir Jeremy Farrar, who sits on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), has said the UK “cannot continue to just observe and not act.”

In a tweet, he wrote: “U.K delayed in March resulting one of worst outcomes globally. Sept/Oct we have had all the data, trajectory epidemic clear + experience first wave & other countries.

“Delaying is itself a decision with consequences.”

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