Relaxing Covid rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, UK scientists say
Ending restrictions by May would lead to higher hospital occupancy in England than that seen in January, modelling finds
Relaxing all restrictions by the end of April, a scenario demanded by some Tory MPs, could lead to a massive fourth wave of infections higher than the January peak and risk almost doubling the UK’s death toll, government documents have revealed.
Lockdown-sceptic Tories have campaigned for the full lifting of all restrictions by the end of April. More than 60 MPs from the Covid Recovery Group wrote to Johnson calling on him to commit to a complete end to controls by 30 April.