“But boy, you sure don’t want these poor business owners getting hurt. People get hurt. As you know, we’ve had… law enforcement have lost their life.”
“The virus itself doesn’t discriminate, and gathering in large groups is temporarily against the rules precisely because it increases the risk…”
And there is dispute about what’s happening to the R rate. Vallance warns that in some parts of England it is possible that it is above one.
In England, that is. Though Scotland and Wales are expected to follow suit. Passengers could be refused travel and fined if they don’t comply.
WATCH: Johnson leads today’s press conference. And Whitty claims that the five tests justify the lockdown relaxation.
He also says that it is the “unanimous view” of the U.K.’s four chief medical officers that the alert level should remain at Level Four.
WATCH: The Leader of the Opposition asks the Prime Minister who has been in ‘direct control’ of combating the crisis until now
Starmer claims that Johnson didn’t reply to a confidential letter offering to help build support for re-opening schools.
Being older, male, obese and living in a city all increase risk, as do a range of sometimes associated health conditions such as diabetes.
“Those who are asked to isolate by the contact tracers are expressing the willingness to do so,” he says.
Over 90,000 of those been shielded are children, he tells today’s press conference, and hundreds of thousands were at work before the pandemic.
She says Labour whip had to resign from the Opposition frontbench after admitting a breach of the lockdown rules with her boyfriend.
“We want them to test the evidence,” and it would be “totally surprising if they all agreed”, he says.
“I didn’t have the knowledge I have now back then,” she responds when asked why mistakes were made.
There has been progress in tackling Covid-19 because the public have supported the lockdown, he says.
First Minister reacts to news that there will be border checks on goods between Northern Ireland and UK mainland.
“It’s got to be a safe one… there’s a balance of risk,” according to Shadow Chancellor.