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Have the Government’s five key lockdown tests been met?

Britain has passed the peak of coronavirus infections and the Government is to set out a plan for easing lockdown restrictions. In order to adjust the isolation measures five tests need to be met but has this been achieved? The tests are; does NHS has the capacity to provide critical care right across the UK? Is there a sustained and consistent fall in daily deaths from coronavirus? Is the rate of infection decreased to manageable levels across the board? Are the operational challenges including testing and PPE in hand, with supply able to meet future demand? Are we confident that any adjustments to the current measures will not risk a second peak?

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