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Research explains whether shutting schools and rule of six stop Covid – Wales Online

Measures from 131 countries have been compared. Banning events reduces R by 29%, lockdown reduces R by 52%



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A combination of measures such as a public events ban, school closures and stay-at-home requirements is more effective in reducing coronavirus transmission than individual interventions, according to research.
Scientists looked at the effect of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on the Covid-19 reproduction (R) number.
R represents the average number of people each Covid-19 positive person goes on to infect. When the figure is above one, an outbreak can grow exponentially.
The team found that…

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