Covid lockdown shows signs of working in England, expert says

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Prof Neil Ferguson points to slow decline but warns it is too early for December forecasts

There are early signs that England’s second lockdown is reducing Covid infection rates, a prominent scientist has said, cautioning that it is too soon to say how low they will be by early December.

The extent to which the current measures suppress the spread of the virus is likely to determine how tight restrictions will be after 2 December, when the lockdown is expected to end, and whether there is scope for any relaxation in restrictions around Christmas.

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