LONDON (Reuters) - COVID-19 infections have fallen by 30% during England’s month-long national lockdown and the virus is now in retreat, a large-scale study of more than 100,000 volunteers showed on Monday.
FILE PHOTO: People walk past an information board following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bolton, Britain, September 23, 2020.
To match Special Report HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-NEWWAVE REUTERS/Phil Noble.
England began its second national lockdown on Nov. 5 to curb rapidly rising infections and protect its health system.
The country is due to return to a regional approach to restrictions from Dec. 2.
The last iteration of the research, carried out between Oct. 16 and Nov. 2, showed 130 infections per 10,000 people.
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