The COVID-19 ‘circuit breaker’: Is this still an option for reducing infection rates?

With infection rates rising, the economy looking precarious and different parts of the UK taking their own paths, what options does the prime minister have to reduce coronavirus cases?

In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jonathan Samuels is joined by Professor Christina Pagel, scientist, mathematician and member of the independent SAGE committee; Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at University of Reading; and Kate Andrews, economics correspondent for The Spectator to discuss the “circuit breaker” strategy that was advised by SAGE and dismissed by the government a month ago.

Plus, Sky’s West of England correspondent Dan Whitehead talks us through the Welsh “firebreaker” lockdown.

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