Government slowness to act driving spike that will continue as long as Tories fail to grasp nettle
The UK has seen confirmed coronavirus cases surge by 676 in the last 24 hours. Given the government’s continued failure to test suspected cases that are not admitted to hospital, the real number of new cases will be many times higher.
This is clear evidence that the Tories’ reluctance to act, show real leadership – for example recommending people stay away from pubs and restaurants without ordering closure, preventing businesses claiming on their insurance – or even follow the World Health Organisation’s basic recommendations, is causing numbers to accelerate dramatically.
As symptoms can take days to appear, expect this surge to continue for at least a week after any proper lock-down eventually takes place.
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