Ministers are fiercely debating whether to ramp up the response to coronavirus as scientists warn the death toll of the second wave of COVID-19 is set to be larger than the first outbreak seen in March. Downing Street is now considering whether to introduce a tier 4, which would see only schools and essential businesses remain open, with travel only permitted to get to work or classes. However, health officials are urging the government to scrap the tier system and put in place a full national lockdown, similar to those seen in France and Germany in recent days. The news...
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