Local lockdowns possible in England if Covid rates rise, says minister

Posted by on May 18, 2021 5:17 am
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George Eustice says ‘intensive surveillance’ taking place in areas to determine if restrictions can be lifted on 21 June

Local lockdowns remain a possibility in some parts of England, as “intensive surveillance” continues in areas with high coronavirus rates, a cabinet minister has said.

The environment secretary, George Eustice, told Times Radio there was a “clear roadmap out of lockdown” with a decision due within weeks on whether the last stage of lifting of restrictions can go ahead on 21 June.

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