Mass deaths and hospitalizations caused by the coronavirus are now “history”, a prominent professor said, after Boris Johnson decided not to impose further restrictions in England until the new year.
Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at the University of Oxford, said the Prime Minister’s judgment was “probably good” as the worst of Covid-19 had passed.
However, George Eustice, the Secretary of the Environment, warned that new restrictions would be introduced if the record number of cases recorded over the past week resulted in hospitalizations.
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There were 112,628 confirmed cases on Christmas Day in England – the highest