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UK Public Losing Faith in Government Handling of Coronavirus

The UK public is gradually becoming more negative over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a YouGov tracker poll, on 1 May 58% of respondents were satisfied with Boris Johnson’s cabinet.

But there was a 72% approval rating on 27 March.

And 68% said they were happy with the government on 14 April.

Those questioned were asked to say whether the government is managing the issue very or somewhat well.

There have been several controversies over the response to the global pandemic.

Including the timing of lockdown.

And the lack of personal protection equipment for front line NHS staff.

Gove Admits to Mistakes

Cabinet minister Michael Gove, has admitted that that the government has made mistakes over its reaction to coronavirus.

Although he said that all governments have succumbed to errors during the pandemic.

Gove also said at yesterday’s daily briefing, that probing questions will be asked over the handling of the crisis.

R Rate Below Zero

Meanwhile the national medical director of NHS England, Professor Stephen Powis, said the current R number across the UK was around 0.7.

The “R” rate signifies how many on average will catch the virus, from an infected person.

It confirms that the government lockdown measures have worked in stemming the tide of the virus.

This has been evident, particularly in London.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline the path to ease current restrictions on Sunday.

Updated lockdown measures could be regionally targeted.

All depending on the extent that the pandemic has effected each part of the UK.

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