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Starmer backs a circuit break — putting pressure on Johnson

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Keir Starmer has called for more drastic measures in a bid to control coronavirus infections. After Sage minutes were published on Monday that revealed the scientists advising the government recommended a two-week lockdown — the so-called ‘circuit breaker’ approach — Starmer used a press conference this evening to urge the Prime Minister to act. 

The Labour leader called for ‘a two-to-three week circuit break in England, in line with Sage’s recommendation’.

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