Coronavirus live news: hospitals in England could be overwhelmed without new tiers, says Gove; social gathering banned in Los Angeles | World news

9.20am GMT09:20 Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling led to the original lockdown in the UK back in March, said “individual judgment” would be important in deciding whether to see elderly relatives this Christmas. While Ferguson said that celebrating with family would “increase transmission compared with everyone staying at home not mixing at all”, he said … Read more

Covid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say | Coronavirus

Covid-19 infections could double over Christmas, scientists advising the government have said. The warning comes in the latest tranche of files from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). The documents were presented to government before a decision to relax Covid restrictions over the festive period. “Notes on Festive Period” was written by the Scientific … Read more