Return of local Covid lockdowns risks public backlash, MPs warn

Posted by on May 18, 2021 9:09 am
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Environment secretary George Eustice said he could not rule out restrictions in India variant hotspots

The return of local lockdowns in England would trigger a huge public backlash and inflame community tensions, MPs have warned, as ministers said restrictions could remain in Covid hotspots next month.

George Eustice, the environment secretary, suggested that areas where the new, virulent strain of Covid is most widespread may have to remain in a local lockdown while freedoms return for the rest of the country on 21 June.

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