Bring in measures soon or risk 7,000 daily Covid hospitalisations, Sage warns

Ministers told ‘basket of measures’ such as continued home working can keep cases under control

Between 2,000 and 7,000 people a day could be hospitalised with Covid in England next month unless the government urgently implements a “basket of measures”, government scientific advisers have warned as Boris Johnson made clear he hopes to avoid fresh restrictions.

The prime minister confirmed on Tuesday that Covid passports, the return of mandatory mask-wearing and advice to work from home would be kept in reserve as the government’s “plan B”, to be introduced if the NHS is at risk of being overwhelmed.

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Thu Sep 16 , 2021
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