Change to two-metre rule won't stop Covid, says Professor Van-Tam

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Increasing the social distancing recommendation would have little impact on controlling the spread of coronavirus as the new variant is unlikely to make the virus travel further, England’s deputy chief medical officer has said.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said he could not see how droplets containing the virus would gain the extra distance “like in the long jump”.

Reports have suggested Government scientists want the recommended gap increased.

That would mean an increase in distancing from two metres to three metres without mitigation.

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Prof Van-Tam told LBC Radio: “The question you are asking is whether the new variant is really going to be capable of

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