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#Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe saved millions of lives

20:45, Tuesday, 09 June, 2020
#Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe saved millions of lives

Lockdowns have saved more than three million lives from coronavirus in Europe, a study estimates.
     The team at Imperial College London said the "death toll would have been huge" without lockdown.
     But they warned that only a small proportion of people had been infected and we were still only "at the beginning of the pandemic".
     Another study argued global lockdowns had "saved more lives, in a shorter period of time, than ever before".
     The Imperial study assessed the impact of restrictions in 11 European countries - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK - up to the beginning of May.
     By that time, around 130,000 people had died from coronavirus in those countries.

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