Professor and epidemiologist at Imperial College London Neil Ferguson resigned as adviser to the UK government to combat coronavirus after a breach of social distancing. On 6 may, reports the BBC.
It happened after the publication The Telegraf reported that despite restrictions on the movement and social distancing, to the house of Ferguson came to the woman he supposedly is in a relationship. The media said that the woman is married and lives with her husband and children.
After the scandal, Ferguson said he made a mistake, because they believed that he had the immunity to the coronavirus after he had them.
The Minister of health of great Britain Matt Hancock said the decision Ferguson is correct, noting that he now can not continue to advise the government.
According to the BBC, it is the modeling of Ferguson, according to which, without the austerity measures in the UK from the coronavirus could die 250 thousand people, led the government to impose restrictions. In particular, people were advised to go outside as little as possible, and partners who live separately,recommended to stay in their homes.
According to data of the Ministry of health of great Britain, the country confirmed a coronavirus almost 195 thousand persons, 29,4 thousand of them died.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to information of the American Johns Hopkins University, the number of infected with the coronavirus in the world exceeded the 3.68 million people, including more than 1.2 million recovered, 258 thousand died.