In the UK, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders says he agrees with the government’s scientific advisers who’ve warned changes to England’s lockdown were being made too early.
He says it is “crucial” for everyone the government gets it “right” and eases the lockdown as “safely as possible”.
“It will only work if there are effective, flexible and local systems in place that have the confidence of the public to ensure that we avoid a second peak of infections,” he said.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden
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The UK government has defended its plan to ease the lockdown in England. Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden insisted that letting more pupils go to school and allowing up to six people to meet outdoors were “baby steps” towards a return to normal.