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Boris Johnson will ‘not rule out’ even tougher lockdown measures

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
13th Jan 21 4:14 pm

Boris Johnson has told MPs that he refuses to rules out even tougher measures, despite the restrictions are “starting to show signs of some effect.”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said that is obvious that more restrictions are needed, and Johnson responded with the measures are “kept under constant review.”

People are not allowed to leave their homes and are only allowed out for limited reasons such as shopping, exercise or work.

The Prime Minister said, “We keep things under constant review. If there is any need to toughen up restrictions, which I don’t rule out, we will of course come to this House.

“The lockdown measures we have in place combined with tier four measures that we were using are starting to show signs of some effect and we must take account of that too.”

On Monday it was reported that the government are considering to tighten up restrictions which could lead to people only being allowed to leave home once a week.

The other measure included banning support bubbles, but this was quickly dismissed by the Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Former footballer Gary Neville blasted the proposed tighter restrictions, he claimed that they could ban people leaving their home more than once a week.

Neville tweeted, “News of a stricter lockdown being introduced.

“Speculation includes only leaving your house ONCE a week and NO support bubbles at all.

“Lack of trust , no clear plan and changing instructions weekly means confidence in the message has gone and people just aren’t listening to them!

Scientists are calling for more stringent measures as the situations is now “more risky.”

Professor Peter Horby, chairman of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), warned that that we are “now we’re in a situation where everything that was risky in the past is now more risky so we are going to have to be very, very strict about the measures.

“Whether the current restrictions are enough, I think it remains to be seen.

“It will be a week or two before it becomes clear.

“They may be sufficient but we have to be very vigilant and if there’s any sign that they’re not, then we’re going to have to be even stricter I’m afraid.”

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