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Regular UK lockdowns could help control Covid, says Sage expert

Strategy of repeated ‘circuit breakers’ would reduce total number of cases, according to leading scientific adviser

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One of the government’s scientific advisers has said repeated “mini lockdowns” could be effective as a tool to bring Covid-19 cases under control.

The suggestion from Professor John Edmunds, a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), comes amid growing evidence the virus’s prevalence is growing among older, more vulnerable people.

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