UK to remain in lockdown as Covid-19 deaths rise above 11,000

Covid-19's death toll in British hospitals increased to 11,329 on Monday, and the government, which has to work without its convalescent leader Boris Johnson, indicated this week that lockout measures would not be easing. The British death rate is the fifth-highest worldwide, and a senior scientific adviser to the govt has said the nation risks being Europe's worst-hit.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 14, 2020 11:59 IST

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Positive signs beginning to win this war

The government had to defend its response to the outbreak, with concerns over insufficient medical testing and protective equipment and doubts as to whether Johnson was too late to enforce a lockdown until he became ill with Covid-19.

There are also some positive signs that we are beginning to win this war in the midst of this sobering death toll said, "Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, deputising for Johnson as he recovers.

The government's panel of science advisers is expected to examine the research this week on the efficacy of social distancing initiatives, but Raab pointed out that it was doubtful that constraints would be lightened. Sunday after spending a week there, including three nights in intensive care, Johnson left London's St. Thomas' Hospital. He said as he was being hospitalized "things might have gone either way" for him.

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