COVID-19: Did the UK lockdown too late?

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Did the UK lockdown too late?” – below is their description.

    A public inquiry will look back at the way COVID-19 was handled in the UK and whether anything could have been done differently.

    The Prime Minister announced the news in a COVID-19 statement to MPs on Wednesday, telling the Commons it will be able to take oral evidence under oath and put ‘the state’s actions under the microscope’.

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