Scotland and Wales have both declined to adopt the Government’s new ‘Stay Alert’ formulation, raising the prospect of a rift in approach.
“That will set out how we can take these graduated steps back to what will be a different normality.”
The public are hungry for genuine information, says Sir David Spiegelhalter, but are instead being fed “a sort of ‘number theatre'”.
The former Brexit Secretary says that ministers now have the chance to fine-tune sweeping policies imposed at the start of the crisis.
He’s challenged over whether they have been “sacrificed in order to protect the NHS”.
There will be only a tenth of transport capacity in part of the system post-lockdown if social distancing rules apply, he says.
In other news, people in Wales will be able to exercise more than once a day from Monday and garden centres there will be able to open.
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“Yesterday morning, at 2.41am…General Jodl and Grand Admiral Donitz signed the act of unconditional surrender.”
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“We celebrate their achievement. We remember their sacrifice. And we take pride in being their compatriots.”
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He says that easing measures will be “modest, small, incremental and very carefully monitored.”
On death rate comparisons with countries abroad, he says that “the time of accurate international comparisons will come in the future”.
The Labour leader claims that the UK’s approach to Covid-19 has produced “the highest number” of deaths “in Europe”, and “the second-highest in the world”.
The Foreign Secretary declares: “We are absolutely working to defeat those trying to exploit the situation for their own nefarious ends.”
“Test, track and trace allows us to take a more targetted approach to lockdown – while still safely containing the disease.”
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The Chancellor of the Duchy reports that the number of tests carried out yesterday fell to 76,495.