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Covid: Sage scientists called for short lockdown weeks ago


The government's scientific advisers called for a short lockdown in England to halt the spread of Covid-19 last month, newly released documents show. The experts said an immediate 'circuit breaker' was the best way to control cases, at a meeting on 21 September. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick insisted the government had taken 'robust action' that 'balanced' the impact on the economy. But Labour has described the documents as 'alarming'. It comes as the Liverpool region prepares to enter a 'very high' Covid alert level from Wednesday, the highest of a new three-tier system for coronavirus restrictions in England.

BBC - October 13, 2020

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