The coronavirus data from across the capital – which shows that the numbers are coming down – is highly reassuring. On 15 May, there were just 56 people with newly diagnosed cases of Covid. And at least six London trusts are reporting no deaths in hospitals in the last 48 hours. Across the country, about 30 per cent of all trusts have had no deaths in the last 48 hours. The deaths are coming down. And actually, if you look at information like 111 calls and 999 calls, you're seeing a trend here that's showing coronavirus is disappearing at a rate that's speeding up, which is highly reassuring.
On the threat of a second wave of infections, there are probably three points that need to be made. The first is to say numbers are now low enough for contact tracing to work.