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Day: April 22, 2020

UK at risk of second lockdown
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UK at risk of second lockdown

    Dominic Raab warned tonight that the UK risks a second lockdown if people don't stick to the current social distancing rules. The Foreign Secretary, who is charge of the government while Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to recuperate from coronavirus, said we are 'making progress but we are not out of the woods yet'. He added that the 'greatest risk' if we ease on social distancing measures too soon is a 'second spike' in COVID-19 and a 'second lockdown'. This is why restrictions must remain in the place for time being, he said. Speaking at the Downing Street press conference on Wednesday (April 22), Mr Raab warned that if the government did need to impose a lockdown for a second time, this would 'prolong the economic pain we are all going through'. He said...