As Britain’s death toll became the highest in Europe last week, criticism of how UK and Scottish ministers reacted before Covid-19 engulfed Britain also mounted.
As other countries moved to plan and prepare, sources claimed there was a lethargy in Downing Street, an apparent fatalism that little could be done.
Whenever inquiries begin, the days between the UK dropping the testing and tracing policy and announcing a full lockdown will be key.
In this timeline, KRISSY STORRAR describes what did, and did not, happen as the storm gathered.
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