Whereas Jenrick mentioned he wasn’t conscious of a plan to seal off London, which the Sunday Instances newspaper reported is being thought of as a worst-case choice by PM Boris Johnson’s inside circle of advisers, he mentioned restrictions launched within the northwest of England late Thursday present ministers will act the place and when it’s needed.
“We do not wish to do something that is a blanket strategy throughout the nation; our technique is to handle this in a localised method with focused motion,” Jenrick informed Instances Radio.
“We are going to limit in sure areas nevertheless it supplies better freedom for the remainder of the nation, for companies to reopen and folks to get on with their every day lives.”
Ministers are looking for to stability the necessity to damp down flare-ups of the virus whereas rebooting the UK financial system. Jenrick denied newspaper experiences of plans to shut pubs and mentioned restrictions on the actions of everybody over the age of 50 is “not one thing being actively thought of.”