Lockdown from Oct 24 to Nov 7 might cut COVID-19 spread —Scientists

British scientists say in order to reverse the unrelenting spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic and possibly halve the deaths, government should consider imposing tighter restrictions on movement and socialisation.

The process has been referred to as ‘circuit breaker,’ and it is based on the research by scientists at the University of Warwick and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

A circuit breaker would see tighter restrictions on lives, possibly similar to the original lockdown, the experts said.

It was reported that the scientific paper viewed by its correspondent is a yet-to-be-published work that is based on a mathematical model that attempts to calculate how locking down between 24 October and 7 November might change the course of the epidemic.

“It’s a short, set period of maybe two or three weeks, where tighter restrictions are brought in,” Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer quoted.

The period would coincide with British school half terms.

According to the medium, a circuit breaker is designed to break the trajectory of coronavirus cases rising.

That should result in cases falling, it reported, noting, however, that how far they drop would be uncertain and would depend on how severe the specific restrictions are.

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