Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has refused to rule out new “tier 4” coronavirus restrictions for England following dire warnings about the rising number of infections.
Asked whether Downing Street could bring in a higher tier 4 level like Scotland, the he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We’re always ready for further measures we can take. But I think the most important thing about further measures is that we continue on the track we’re on of targeting the virus.”
– National lockdown ‘desperately unfair’
Dominic Raab has said the public would find it “desperately unfair” to impose a national lockdown while rates vary across the country.
The foreign secretary told BBC Breakfast: “I think intuitively, as well as scientifically, if you look at what we’re trying to achieve is to focus on where the virus is the strongest or where the uptick is the greatest.
“Also I think in areas where the virus is not picking up I think people would feel it was not only counterproductive or ineffective but desperately unfair for measures to be imposed across the board.”