If Boris Johnson’s new coronavirus rules aren’t obeyed by the public Dominic Rabb has warned a second national lockdown will be put in place.
The government are trying to get the disease under control by putting curfews on pubs and restaurants. The Foreign Secretary has said a ‘second lockdown’ is what they want to avoid but they may have no choice.
Mr Johnson said common sense is the ‘single greatest weapon’ in the effort to suppress the virus, adding there had been ‘too many’ breaches of the rules.
‘The single greatest weapon we bring to this fight is the common sense of the people themselves – the joint resolve of this country to work together to suppress Covid now.’
Mr Johnson told the public: ‘If we were forced into a new national lockdown, that would threaten not just jobs and livelihoods but the loving human contact on which we all depend.
‘It would mean renewed loneliness and confinement for the elderly and vulnerable, and ultimately it would threaten once again the education of our children. We must do all we can to avoid going down that road again.
‘But if people don’t follow the rules we have set out, then we must reserve the right to go further.’
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