'The numbers are actually pretty eye-watering' Government adviser admits short national circuit-breaker is needed

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Government adviser Sir John Bell has said a short national circuit-breaker may be necessary as he described other measures as “biting around the edges”.

The regius professor of medicine at the University of Oxford told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I can see very little way of getting on top of this without some kind of a circuit-breaker because the numbers are actually pretty eye-watering in some bits of the country and I think it’s going to be very hard to get on top of this just biting around the edges.

“I think there will be every effort to keep schools open.

“If in the end we have to take kids out for two weeks,

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