Right Tool, Right Job: How the UK lost 16,000 UK positive COVID cases using Excel.... (you read that right)

H.M. Government is about to have an extra boost to their COVID-19 figures. That is, they have found out that there is an additional 16,000 positive COVID-19 cases that they haven't accounted for. Why? Because the software they are using to make sure the figures are correct and verified to base the UK wide COVID-19 Crisis Response Plan is... a simple, Excel spreadsheet [1].

Yep, you read that yet. It's a manual spreadsheet. 
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COVID-19 Security Alert - UK

Yesterday, HM Government sent a security alert to all UK Mobile subscribers telling them of the new Social Distancing regulations.

The message looked like this:

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