Covid R rate moves above 1 in the UK – where is the R rate above 1? | UK | News (Reports)

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The Government has come under increasing pressure to make a U-turn on the relaxation of restrictions over Christmas.

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the Christmas period’s restrictions, the R rate was below 1 with infections reducing in the population.

Between December 23 and 27, three households are allowed the mix inside, with no restrictions on travel distance or social distancing.

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But the Government has urged the public to use their common sense and avoid any unnecessary contact.

The festive bubble restrictions are absolute maximums; not targets, they added.

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