Keir Starmer Calls for New National Restrictions

Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, has called for new national restrictions to ensure that Covid-19 doesn’t get further out of control. He added that he expected there to be further school closures and said that it was better to take action now than later on.

The Labour Leader said:

“The virus is clearly out of control and there’s no good the Prime Minister hinting that further restrictions will come into place in a week, or two or three. That delay has been the source of so many problems. So, I say bring those restrictions in now, national restrictions within the next 24 hours. That has to be the first step in controlling the virus.”

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, had said earlier in the day:

“So the question now is can we do that in these Tier 4 areas? Can we bring the virus under control and keep schools open? What I can tell you, Andrew, is that we’ll keep this under constant review but we’ll be driven by public health considerations and by the massive importance of education to children.”