COVID lockdowns over winter in UK would only be used as last resort

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The Walesonline reported, a Downing Street spokesman has confirmed that winter lockdown has not been ruled out, but would only be used as a last resort.

The Walesonline  said, Prime Minister will lead a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to give details about the Government’s plans for dealing with coronavirus during the winter months.

Confirming the press briefing, Downing Street said Boris Johnson will be joined by chief medical adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty.

According to the Walesonline, No 10 said another lockdown over winter would only be considered as a “last resort”.

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Asked whether ministers would consider a winter lockdown if Covid-19 cases rise, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman told reporters: “We are in a very different place than where we were previously when other lockdowns were introduced, thanks to the success of our vaccine programme and other things like therapeutics treatments for coronavirus.

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“We would only ever consider those sort of measures as a last resort and we will set out in more detail tomorrow what our approach will be should we see a significant increase in cases.

Source: walesonline