Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, said statistics are starting to show the ‘beginning of change’ and that Britain’s coronavirus crisis did not appear to be accelerating The UK’s top scientist today offered the public a glimmer of hope that the strict coronavirus shutdown is having an effect after official statistics revealed the number of new coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 24 hours – 3,634 – was the lowest for a week. Sir Patrick Vallance said that the sharp fall in newly diagnosed cases, from a peak of 5,903 on Sunday, suggested that efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ were starting to bear fruit. But both the chief scientific adviser and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is standing in for the Prime Minister, urged caution, suggesting it will be another week before experts know for sure whether the battle is being won, and said everyone must continue to follow rules on staying at home and social distancing. ‘Taking our foot off the pedal’, Mr Raab said, would be the ‘worst thing’ the country could do at this stage in the outbreak. Today was Britain’s darkest day yet in its coronavirus crisis with 786 more fatalities confirmed in the… Read full this story
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