A UK COVID blockade would be wrong right now, the affairs minister says

A UK COVID blockade would be wrong right now, the affairs minister says

“I absolutely think that it would be completely wrong for us to go back into a lockdown,” he told Times Radio.

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Another COVID lockdown would be completely wrong right now as Britain is learning to live with the novel coronavirus, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said on Wednesday.

Highlights

  • “And we are learning, I think, to live with the virus,” Kwarteng said.

  • He said the critical indicators were hospitalisations and death rates – and that those were much lower.

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Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by James Davey