Health Secretary Matt Hancock argued the UK Government will be willing to take more severe steps if people continue to break social distancing rules. Following the announcement of a coronavirus regional lockdown of the north of England, Mr Hancock defended this decision and claimed they had seen a spike due to people not listening to the guidance. While on the BBC with Naga Munchetty, Mr Hancock argued the Government had shown it would take rapid action if coronavirus spikes did occur as he warned against large gatherings over the weekend’s hot weather.
Mr Hancock said: “We have shown that throughout this crisis we are prepared to take rapid action if we need to.
“We don’t want to have to take further steps and I very much hope that this step will tackle this problem.”
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