Labour has said on Tuesday morning that they are concerned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “rejected the science,” despite previously saying he would follow the science.
Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth told Sky New that he thinks the government has rejected the science on a lockdown.
However, Ashworth agreed that the restrictions announced in northern areas of England are “needed.”
He said that he wants the government to look again at closing pubs across England, and said he did support Johnson in closing bars in Merseyside.
Despite hospitality being a low area of infection,
He also agreed that the hospitality sector has a low area of infection, but it is the last reasonable area that can be closed down over schools, universities and transport systems.
Ashworth had urged that the government’s test and trace should be fixed.
This comes as the government’s scientific advisory group SAGE told the government three weeks ago to introduce a “circuit breaker” lockdown.
The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) documents were published by the government which backed five measures on 21 September.
The documents revealed that the top of the list was a circuit breaker lockdown with advice to work from home for that are able.
The paper also showed that the advice included, banning all contact between households, closing pubs, bars and restaurants, cafes, gyms, hairdresser and ordering all universities to teach online.
However, despite the scientific evidence, and the Prime Minister previously saying that he will follow the science, only one has been followed.
England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty warned, “I am not confident and nor is anybody confident that the tier three proposals for the highest rates, if we did the absolute base rates and nothing more would be enough to get on top of it.”