London news Sadiq Khan 'furious' as Boris Johnson announces new lockdown Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Mayor of London said Government's "indecision" would have "unimaginable consequences"
Breaking News ! The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched a furious attack on the Government after it announced a new coronavirus lockdown - warning its "indecision" would have "unimaginable consequences". Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Saturday that England would be put into lockdown again from Thursday, with people told to stay home for four weeks. Mr Johnson rejected earlier calls from Government scientists for a short, sharp shutdown last month. And the Mayor blasted the delay - saying its "dithering" would cost both "lives and liivelihoods". For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. He said in a statement shared on Twitter: “Acting early and decisively is the best way to control this virus, which is why I and many others urged the Government to listen to Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) and introduce a short, national, circuit breaker weeks ago when it could have saved lives and done the least damage to our economy.
.” Mr Khan went on: “The Government’s delay means that case numbers are now too high for a short, sharp, circuit breaker to be effective. This has left the Prime Minister with no choice but to introduce a longer national lockdown. “It is absolutely imperative that the Government does not repeat its dithering when it comes to the additional economic support that will now clearly be needed. “Ministers have a once-in-a-generation responsibility to provide whatever public funding is needed to prop up our economy and support businesses and jobs through this period of much tighter restrictions. "The Chancellor needs to stand up urgently and say that he will do whatever it takes for as long as is needed.”
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