A second national lockdown would have ‘disastrous’ financial consequences for the UK, Boris Johnson has said.

During an appearance this afternoon in front of the Parliamentary Committee
and questioned by Conservative MP and chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, Julian Knight, who asked whether the country could afford another national lockdown, Mr Johnson replied:

“I don’t want a second national lockdown – I think it would be completely wrong for this country and we are going to do everything in our power to prevent it.

“And can we afford it? I very much doubt that the financial consequences would be anything but disastrous, but we have to make sure that we defeat the disease by the means that we have set out.”

A further 3,991 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK.

That is the highest daily daily figure since early May though far fewer people were being tested then

The UK has also recorded a further 20 UK coronavirus deaths.


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