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Here’s a little more detail on those comments from Prof Jeremy Farrer, the member of the UK government scientific advisory group who is still recommending a short national lockdown in England. He told Sky News:
In my view the best time to do this would have been around 20th September as Sage advised, that wasn’t decided upon then.
The second best time to do this is now and the worst time to do this is at the end of November when things would have really got considerably worse.
Italy has approved a new stimulus package in its 2021 budget to foster an economic rebound from the recession caused by the pandemic, its government has said after a late-night cabinet meeting.
The ruling coalition, led by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and centre-left PD party, agreed a preliminary version of the stimulus package, a government source said, leaving final details to be hammered out.Continue reading...