The UKs death toll has fallen to 449 in 24 hours and the curve cold be “flattening” despite the total number of hospital deaths totalling 16,509, as of 5pm Sunday.
The UK has a total of 121,174 confirmed coronavirus cases. Today’s figures are the lowest in two weeks, and Scotland had 12 more deaths with nine in Wales.
Professor Carl Heneghan, of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, says that data shows coronavirus infection rates halved after Boris Johnson told people to wash their hands.
On 16 March the government announced the hand washing measures and told people to stay at least 2 metres apart.
Professor Heneghan said the government have “lost sight” of the scientific evidence and placed the UK into a lockdown on 23 March.
He also said that government scientific advisors have been “consistently wrong during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Professor praised Sweden for “holding their nerve” by “avoiding a doomsday scenario” as they have not enforced a lockdown.