Great Britain

Is the lockdown even working? The nation’s burning coronavirus questions answered

VIRUS HELP

DEPUTY medical officer Dr Jenny Harries yesterday warned that Britain's coronavirus restrictions could last for six months.

From how long the lockdown will last to if we're able to beat COVID-19, we answer the questions the nation is asking.

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

Is the lockdown working? In Asia, strict lockdowns have massively reduced transmission.

But expert Professor Mark Woolhouse says we need three weeks to tell if the restrictions have worked in the UK.

The peak is due in weeks and a slowdown will keep case numbers at a level that does not swamp the NHS and there will be a smaller rise in the number of deaths day to day.

What happens afterwards? If we return to normal too soon cases could rocket again.

All eyes are on China as it cautiously starts to fire up its locked-down industries.

Can we beat the virus? As yet there is no treatment and a vaccine could be 12 to 18 months away.

No lockdown can last that long so mass testing is seen as the way forward.

Those found to be immune can then live normally and once that covers two thirds of us, the rest will benefit from herd immunity.

Britain is testing 7,000 people a day and aiming for 10,000.

Virus checks on people arriving from abroad will have to continue for some time.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - STAY IN THE KNOW

Don't miss the latest news and figures - and essential advice for you and your family.

To receive The Sun's Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.

Get Britain's best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day - find out more.

UK coronavirus restrictions could last six months, warns deputy chief medical officer

Football news:

Alexey Sorokin on Russia's desire to host the Champions League playoffs: We would have done everything in the best possible way, but I don't know anything
Yuran can leave Khimki, Kalinichenko and Filimonov-enter the coaching staff, Zinin-become a sports Director
Manchester United denied that Lingard had discussed a move to Milan with Smalling and young
Bayern will not sell Alaba this summer, Tiago can leave for 60-80 million euros
Sky Sports will pay the Premier League clubs all the money for broadcasts in this and next seasons. The deduction of 170 million pounds was moved to the season-21/22
Havertz does not want to move to Bayern this summer. He chooses between Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea
Atalanta bought Pashalic from Chelsea for 15 million euros (Nikolo Skira)