Coronavirus has not been spread by shopping or going to the hairdresser, a leading virologist has said after studying a hotspot for the virus.
Prof Hendrik Streeck, leading the response in one of Germany’s worst-hit regions, said Covid-19 might not be spread as easily as people believe.
But it came as Boris Johnson warned that lockdown measures in the UK may have to be tightened amid signs they were beginning to meet resistance.
Official figures showed a “concerning” uptick in the number of people using transport, particularly their cars.
Experts warned the Government it needed to have the public’s trust to persuade people to follow the measures.