Coronavirus: What the UK's five 'COVID alert levels' mean The system involves a scale of one to five which reflects the degree of threat to the country from coronavirus.

The system involves a scale of one to five which reflects the degree of threat to the country from coronavirus.

Boris Johnson is expected to lower the "COVID alert level" facing the UK based on the system he says will guide the relaxation of lockdown restrictions.

The system - unveiled by the prime minister earlier in May - involves a scale of one to five, which he said would reflect the degree of threat to the country from coronavirus.

With the UK's current level at 4, Mr Johnson explained it is determined by the reproduction rate of COVID-19 (R) - which is the average number of people...
source: The Sky News

2020-05-28 17:26
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