By Zainab Rizvi, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Researchers at Imperial College London have found that the number of COVID-19 cases have increased in the UK during the beginning of November. This was also the first week of their second lockdown, despite having the number of cases falling in previous weeks.
Scientists suggest that the cases rose because of the initial reaction to the news of a second lockdown, as many decided to pay final visits to friends and family before the isolation period. Since the cases took a few days to be discovered, the symptoms finally showed after the lockdown started.
The lockdown is estimated to end on December 2nd, because the spike of the cases in the beginning of November do require further studies.