Coronavirus UK news 12pm – ‘No evidence’ Rule of Six will work as Brits urged to ‘snitch on neighbours’ – COVID LIVE


THERE is no evidence the new “catastrophic” rule of six will work, experts have warned.

Professor Carl Heneghan, the leading scientist and director of the Centre for Evidence-Based medicine at Oxford University, has said Boris Johnson acted with haste in introducing the new rule in England and said there is no evidence to support it.

He said: “The rule of six policy should be binned.”

It comes as people have been urged to report their neighbours if they are concerned they are breaking the new law.

Kit Malthouse, the policing minister, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It is open to neighbours to do exactly that through the non-emergency number, and if they are concerned and they do see that kind of thing, then absolutely they should think about it.”

The new measures are being introduced across England to lower the number of people meeting in groups indoors and out.

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