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Return of local Covid lockdowns risks public backlash, MPs warn – The Guardian

Environment secretary George Eustice said he could not rule out restrictions in India variant hotspots

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CoronavirusEnvironment secretary George Eustice said he could not rule out restrictions in India variant hotspots
Tue 18 May 2021 14.09 BST
The return of local lockdowns in England would trigger a huge public backlash and inflame community tensions, MPs have warned, as ministers said restrictions could remain in Covid hotspots next month.
George Eustice, the environment secretary, suggested that areas where the new, virulent strain of Covid is most widespread may have to remain in a local lockdown…

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