Covid-19 measures to be to stepped up

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Boris Johnson with Nadine Dorries during a Tory leadership hustings Bedfordshire in July

Boris Johnson has accepted that the coronavirus outbreak can no longer be contained in the UK, signalling the start of the next phase in the battle against Covid-19. The PM chaired a Cobra meeting at lunchtime yesterday (Thursday) where ministers were exexpected to agree to move into the “delay” stage of the process.
The delay phase will see a mixture of the same advice given out, such as encouraging the washing of hands regularly, while also introducing social restriction measures to slow the spread of the virus.
The Government has confirmed it will be guided by the experts about what the most effective measures for delaying the virus will be.
The end goal of the delay phase is to slow the rate of coronavirus being contracted and allow the NHS to clear the annual winter pressure it faces.

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