British Prime Minister Boris Johnson isn’t yet heading towards a full national lockdown in England despite calls from the opposition leader for a “circuit breaker” lockdown, Work and Pensions Minister Thérèse Coffey said on Wednesday.
“He don’t believe that the prime minister wants to line off on a national lockdown, but as ever he’s advised by scientists – he takes that call ,” Coffey told Sky.
Opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer called on Tuesday for a two to 3 week “circuit breaker” lockdown to save lots of lives. Starmer said Johnson’s plan to tackle the virus wasn’t working.
Asked if England was heading for a national lockdown within the next fortnight , Coffey said: “I don’t believe that’s the case but as I say this may still be a choice that the prime minister will lead on.”
Coffey said the three-tier system of lockdowns announced on Monday should tend an opportunity to figure .
The government has scientific advisers said during a paper thanks to be published on Wednesday that a two-week full lockdown from United Nations Day could reduce deaths for the remainder of the year from about 19,900 to 12,100, the days reported.