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Covid lockdown a success but UK ‘not out of the woods’, says ONS head

Ian Diamond says UK should do ‘everything we can not to blow it’ as coronavirus cases fall

The latest lockdowns have been a “success” but the UK is “still not out of the woods”, the head of the official statistics body has said.

Prof Sir Ian Diamond, the head of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), said there had been “very strong reductions everywhere”, although in the north-east and east of England the decline had “flattened off, potentially”, unlike in the south-west and south-east, which have continued with a decline in cases.

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