Second wave in December ‘likely’ unless Test and Trace improves dramatically | ITV News

The NHS Test and Trace programme needs to be scaled up in order to reopen schools safely, researchers have said.

A new modelling study has suggested reopening schools across the UK in September must be combined with a high-coverage test-trace-isolate strategy to avoid a second wave of coronavirus later this year.

Researchers warned in a worst-case scenario, a second wave could be 2.3 times higher than the first, according to the study published in The Lancet Child And Adolescent Health.

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