Is the UK COVID-19 lockdown imminent?
With the UK lockdown on the horizon, UK businesses are bracing in preparation for the impact.
Despite government reluctance to put the country into quarantine, alternate methods are so far proving futile. UK cases and deaths are on the rise, and following the trend of EN nations Italy, Spain and France.
China’s draconian lockdown has worked. After 50 days of quarantine, they have stemmed the spread and are now beginning to ease restrictions.
As western nations toil with the dilemma of economic suicide or human sacrifice, are we waking up to the realisation that lockdown is inevitable?
Total COVID-19 Cases
If we follow other countries, we can expect mass school closures within days. Based on total cases, Spain closed in 2 days, Italy 4 days, and France 5 days.
Subsequently, Spain announced lockdown measures in 5 days, France in 7 days and Italy in 9 days.
Daily COVID-19 Cases
Based on daily cases, if we follow other countries, we can expect mass school closures within days. Spain, Italy and France all began closing schools in 2 days.
Subsequently, France announced lockdown measures in 4 days, Spain in 5 days and Italy in 9 days.
If we follow other countries, we can expect mass school closures within days. Based on total deaths, Spain closed in 3 days, France 4 days, and Italy 5 days.
Subsequently, France & Spain announced lockdown measures in 6 days, Italy in 7 days and Italy in 10 days.
The figures suggest school closures and lock down measures could be implemented within days.
After 6 weeks of China’s lock down, their businesses still face many more weeks of disruption.
Businesses are stepping up their contingency planning in preparation for weeks or months of closure, which will be followed by potentially the greatest global recession in a generation.