You’re right. Daily new cases have been dropping steadily since the peak of 33,470 on 12 November to today’s 11,299. The deaths figure is always bad on a Tuesday because it includes a lot of the weekend’s total which aren’t always certified straight away. The important thing is the fall in new cases though, which would suggest the lockdown is working. The Christmas experiment has been forced on the Government, mainly because they know that if some latitude wasn’t allowed, many people would break the rules anyway, so I’m prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt for now. What I completely disagree with, though, is the return to the tiered approach, which didn’t work before and actually may have led to the need for the lockdown.