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Lockdown delay saw cases rise by 1.3m in nine days
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Lockdown delay saw cases rise by 1.3m in nine days

    The Government’s hesitance to implement lockdown restrictions saw the number of those infected with coronavirus rise by 1.3 million in nine days, it has been reported. According to an investigation by the Sunday Times’s Insight team, Boris Johnson’s delay in imposing measures saw cases rise from 200,000 on March 14 to 1.5 million on March 23 as the Government deliberated on the timing and scale of the lockdown. The increase in cases during this time is shown in a study by Imperial College London’s pandemic modellers and Oxford University’s department of statistics. The study used backward modelling to calculate that the rate of infection was doubling every three days on March 14 the date it is believed the Government first agreed that lockdown measures would be nec...