A British government minister has rubbished suggestions the UK could be heading for a two-week national lockdown.
Edward Argar, a minister in the Department of Health and Social Care, dismissed claims that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being advised to take the action due to a rise in coronavirus infections throughout the United Kingdom.
He told Britain’s Sky News: “It’s not something that I’ve heard about, I know there’s speculation in the press today.
“But it’s not something I’ve seen within the department.
“The prime minister has been very clear about this, he doesn’t want to see another national lockdown.
“He wants to see people abiding by the regulations and making the local lockdowns work and get that infection rate down.”
Across Europe, all the countries find themselves in the same position, rising infections as medical advisors warned as winter approaches, although country leaders and ministers know another total lockdown period would further damage greatly the economies.
It’s a no-win situation for governments, a double-bladed sword they face as they attempt to try and battle the current second wave of Coronavirus infections.
Although residents in different European countries have mixed opinions on the current plight but what is starting to become clear is that death rates are now on the rise again from the deadly virus across Europe.
“I don’t think the ministers and governments really know what to, the left arm says this and the right arm says that seems to be the case, clearly it’s a dilemma across Europe for sure,” said political analyst Gordon Williams from his home on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
“It looks the same here as well as back at home, ministers dithering and disagreeing with each other” he finished.
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