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London could emerge from coronavirus lockdown at different time to other regions, No10 hints
May 22, 2020
It comes as City Hall today announced London Major Sadiq Khan and the Government are joining forces to form the London Transition Board – to help the capital in its coronavirus recovery efforts.
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The Prime Minister's spokesperson didn't rule out London emerging from lockdown sooner than other parts of the country today.
When asked if the capital was going to be treated differently, the PM's spokesperson said: "As we are able to gather more data and have better surveillance of a rate of infection in different parts of the country then we will be able to lift measures quicker in some parts of the country quicker than in others.
"And equally we will be able to put the brakes on in some parts of the country while not having to do so in other parts."
The capital has been one of the hardest regions in the country – but has seen a drop in fatalities and cases.
Yesterday, it was reported that six major London hospitals had reported no coronavirus deaths in 48 hours.
Statistics have also shown how it is has been two weeks since London recorded more than 100 coronavirus cases in a day.
Homerton, University College London, Hillington, North Middlesex, Whittington Health and Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals have recorded no coronavirus deaths in the past 48 hours, an analysis by the University of Oxford for The Daily Telegraph has found.
During the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, the hospitals were recording up to 16 deaths a day and have totalled more than 1,000 since the start the crisis.