UK Coronavirus Lockdown: Boris Johnson faces revolt from Tory MPs

Boris Johnson effectively took the country back to square one tonight as he unveiled a dramatic new national month-long lockdown – ordering the public to stay at home.  After weeks insisting he is sticking to local restrictions, the PM completed an humiliating U-turn by announcing blanket coronavirus restrictions for England at a prime-time press conference alongside … Read more

SAGE scientist warns coronavirus is ‘running riot’ across ALL age groups

SAGE scientists have warned coronavirus is ‘running riot’ across the country amid reports ministers will declare a second national lockdown as early as next week. They said the upwards direction of cases is ‘very serious’ and that the Government’s Three-Tier system has slowed the virus but failed to put its spread into reverse. And warned … Read more

SAGE scientist warns coronavirus is ‘running riot’ across ALL age groups

SAGE scientists have warned coronavirus is ‘running riot’ across the country amid reports ministers will declare a second national lockdown as early as next week. They said the upwards direction of cases is ‘very serious’ and that the Government’s Three-Tier system has slowed the virus but failed to put its spread into reverse. And warned … Read more

The data forcing Boris into lockdown: SAGE advisers sounded alarm two weeks ago

The Government’s SAGE advisers released papers yesterday evening that showed how they warned ministers two weeks ago that Britain could be headed for a more serious situation than their ‘worst case scenario’.  The document, dated October 14, which was released online, said ‘we are breaching the number of infections and hospital admissions in the Reasonable … Read more

The data forcing Boris into lockdown: SAGE advisers sounded alarm two weeks ago

The Government’s SAGE advisers released papers yesterday evening that showed how they warned ministers two weeks ago that Britain could be headed for a more serious situation than their ‘worst case scenario’.  The document, dated October 14, which was released online, said ‘we are breaching the number of infections and hospital admissions in the Reasonable … Read more

Coronavirus UK: SAGE TOLD government to enforce circuit breakers

Ministers were told more than one circuit breaker would be needed in Britain to control the coronavirus, according to SAGE papers published today. Scientific advisers claimed a single two-week lockdown, which they first pleaded with ministers to implement in September, would not be enough to stem infections for the whole of winter.  It would probably need … Read more

Newly-released SAGE files reveal ministers were told Britain needs REPEATED circuit breakers

Ministers were told more than one circuit breaker would be needed in Britain to control the coronavirus, according to SAGE papers published today. Scientific advisers claimed a single two-week lockdown, which they first pleaded with ministers to implement in September, would not be enough to stem infections for the whole of winter.  It would probably need … Read more

Britain’s Covid-19 R rate has DROPPED to between 1.1 and 1.3

Britain’s coronavirus R rate has dropped, according to the government’s scientific advisers, amid mounting fears over rising infections across the country. SAGE today estimated the reproduction rate – the average number of people each Covid-19 patient infects – stood between 1.1 and 1.3. The number must stay below one for an outbreak to shrink. For comparison, it … Read more

Boris Johnson told NHS may run out of beds on week before Christmas

Boris Johnson has been told that every hospital in England will be full by December 17 unless he orders more lockdowns. The blunt warning emerged a day after a leaked Sage committee document revealed that ministers had been told to prepare for a ‘worst case scenario’ of 85,000 deaths. A well-placed source said: ‘Ministers have … Read more

Boris Johnson told NHS may run out of beds on week before Christmas

Boris Johnson has been told that every hospital in England will be full by December 17 unless he orders more lockdowns. The blunt warning emerged a day after a leaked Sage committee document revealed that ministers had been told to prepare for a ‘worst case scenario’ of 85,000 deaths. A well-placed source said: ‘Ministers have … Read more