Boris Johnson ignored advice to lock down UK three weeks ago – Business Insider

  • Boris Johnson ignored advice from the team of scientists who advise the government on its coronavirus response, according to newly published papers.
  • The group of scientists, who comprise the SAGE committee, told Boris Johnson to introduce a 14-day ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown as long as three weeks ago.
  • They also told the PM to introduce further national measures, including a ban on household mixing and the closure of pubs and restaurants.
  • Johnson ignored the advice, and yesterday introduced an alternative three-tier local system where different areas face different restrictions.

Source: Boris Johnson ignored advice to lock down UK three weeks ago – Business Insider