New coronavirus outbreaks ‘inevitable without robust UK strategy’

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New coronavirus outbreaks ‘inevitable without robust UK strategy’




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Scientists warn of rolling lockdowns if government fails to reconsider its approach

Further outbreaks of coronavirus and rolling lockdowns are inevitable under government plans to ease restrictions and send people back to work in England without a robust strategy to suppress Covid-19, an independent group of scientists has warned.

The experts convened by Sir David King, a former chief scientific adviser, urged ministers to reconsider the “dangerous” strategy of managing the spread of Covid-19 and adopt widespread decentralised testing, tracing and isolation to tackle the epidemic across the UK.

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