A government Minister has warned that the British public cannot “be blasé” following the easing of the lockdown as England is at risk of a second wave.
Parts of Northern England are seeing fresh outbreaks in Greater Manchester and parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
Rules have been imposed banning people from different households from meeting, and a government Minister said these rules are necessary.
Simon Clarke MP warned of the threat of a second wave and the government are taking “robust measures” to prevent this.
Clarke told LBC Radio, “We are not going through a second wave at the moment.
“We are taking robust measures to make sure we are able to avoid that scenario.
“There are clearly areas in the country where there have been some upticks in the outbreak range and that’s why we’ve taken the action we have in Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and west Yorkshire.
“We can’t apologise for doing that, it’s what is necessary at this time.
“But if we want to make sure that we don’t see a second wave and of course data is always changing and this virus hasn’t gone away.
“We do need to make sure we do follow the rules that are in place for our own protection.
“There is a risk of a second wave and we shouldn’t be in any way blasé.”