Covid ‘running riot’ in England as lockdown expected next week

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Covid ‘running riot’ in England as lockdown expected next week




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Scientist says young women particularly affected as PM set to announce new restrictions

Coronavirus is “running riot” across all age groups, a government scientific adviser has said ahead of an expected announcement by the prime minister that England will go into lockdown next week.

Boris Johnson is expected to impose stringent new national lockdown restrictions after scientists on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) told him Covid-19 was spreading significantly faster than their worst-case scenarios and could kill 85,000 people this winter.

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