UK government advised to have lockdown two weeks before announcement made

It was mid-March, as thousands gathered for the races at Cheltenham Festival, when the Prime Minister said “banning such events will have little effect on the spread” of the virus. (Subscribe:

It would be another 10 days before he placed the country into lockdown. But we have seen a report from a top scientist from 9 March, warning that the UK’s then “mitigation” approach could lead to 1.7 million deaths.
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