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Brits could face tougher coronavirus lockdown measures ‘within two weeks’ if the new rule of six doesn’t work, scientists have warned. Ministers are reportedly considering a 10pm curfew for the public and shutting pubs early in order to avoid a second wave. But Boris Johnson has insisted schools will be the last to shut if another form of national lockdown is brought in. ‘Lockdown is the only thing that we know works, to be frank,’ a leading scientific advisor told ITV. ‘I think that if we want to keep schools open, we probably have to give serious consideration to a wide range of other measures to stop a major second wave.
A member of the Government added: ‘There is no possibility of us waiting for the death rate to rise before we act.’ It comes after earlier this week the new ‘rule of six’ came into force, stopping people from socialising indoors and outdoors in groups larger than six people.