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Minister warns third national lockdown cannot not be ruled out

30th Nov 20 11:06 am

A senior government Minister has said on Monday it is “too early to say” if there will be a third national lockdown after Christmas.

The Environment Secretary George Eustice was asked by Sky News if the “stay at home” measures could be brought back, he said “you can’t rule anything out.”

Eustice admitted that we are dependant on a vaccine, so it could be as late as summer before “we can all start to get back to normal.”

Later in the interview on the Kay Burley programme, Eustice played down the threat of a third national lockdown, however he did not rule it out.

He told Burley, “Provided we maintain the tiered approach for as long as necessary, I don’t think it’ll be necessary to go back into another full lockdown.

“You can’t rule anything out because this is a rapidly developing situation… It’s always difficult to predict what will happen.”

Government scientists have warned that easing restrictions over the festive period for five days could lead to a rise in infections.

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