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Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has reiterated calls for a national lockdown, adding that any further delay will mean “more lives lost”.
She underlined that “test and trace, isolation and sick pay” still remain an issue, and called for frontline workers to be vaccinated immediately.
Where is @BorisJohnson?
We need further restrictions and national lockdown now. School closures are inevitable.
Why wait and act later? Delay = more lives lost.
Frontline workers must be vaccinated immediately. Test & trace, isolation support and sick pay STILL need fixing. pic.twitter.com/rZsMSLt8Tn
Graph by Oxford-based organisation Our World in Data showing the UK’s exponential increase in new coronavirus cases.