The govt cannot tell when lockdown will end, ‘premature’ to put a time frame – Vallance

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The UK’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance said the Government cannot tell the public when lockdown will end – because they don’t know, the Daily Mail reported today. 

Speaking at Downing Street‘s daily virus news conference tonight,  Vallance said that it would be ‘premature’ to put a time frame on the next steps of the fight against coronavirus because cases and deaths must stabilise first.  

‘I think its premature to put a time, an absolute time, on how long this goes on for,’ he said.

Sir Patrick Vallance

Sir Patrick said that the first step was to reduce the rate of transmissionor Covid-19 spread.

Sir Patrick also warned admissions will continue to rise for three weeks before slowing.

On the Lockdown, Patrick said: ‘The measures are in place, they are making a difference, they are decreasing the contact which is so important to spread the disease and we’re doing a good job at cutting that down.”

United Kingdom`s coronavirus cases have hit 22,141, with 1,408 deaths as of Tuesday (March 31).- Daily Mail/ Malaysia World News


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