As other cities go into lockdown, why isn’t London having a second wave?

Experts suggest the capital’s previous exposure, and capacity to embrace home working, may now be inhibiting the virus

It is a question that puzzles both those on the front line fighting Covid 19 and the experts developing strategies to combat its next move: why has London not seen a second flare-up when other parts of the UK are now having to introduce new lockdown restrictions?

“It’s a bit of an enigma, given that London very definitely led during the initial peak,” said Professor David Alexander, who is based at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London.

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