The government refuses to rule out London lockdown if Covid numbers spike | LBC

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Published on 3 Aug 2020, 9:13
The government "will not hesitate to act" and lock down London if there is a spike in coronavirus cases, Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi told LBC.

Reports suggest that the government would use the M25 as a quarantine zone if there is an outbreak in the capital with travel in and out of the city banned.

Tom Swarbrick put that to the Business Minister and he refused to rule it out.

Mr Zahawi said: "We constantly look at how the virus is behaving.

"If we see the virus spreading in a particular way in London, as we have seen in Manchester and West Yorkshire, where it is spreading through people coming into another person's home, then we will discuss that with local leaders.

"And we will not hesitate to act."

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