Skills minister Gillian Keegan told BBC Question Time that the tremendous rise in cases is profound and that they have to do something.
It came as scientists on the Government’s SAGE committee of experts called for more strict measures to tackle the spread of the virus across Britain and now ministers are increasingly concerned about the impact on hospitals as admissions grow along with deaths.
Gillian Keegan said that it was serious and that it was getting out of control and that they had to do something to bring it back under control, while Boris Johnson weighs over new measures for the North of England, with municipalities including Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle expected to see pubs closed from next week.
However, there appears to be a tremendous divide across the country with locations in the South not seeing the same increases like places further North and MPs have been shown data which claimed up to 30 per cent of coronavirus exposure was in hospitality.
But Public Health England data reveals it’s only accountable for a handful of outbreaks across the country, but experts have said, however, that even closing hospitality outlets and jeopardising more jobs might not be enough to restrain the virus.
Speaking anonymously, some SAGE experts told a news outlet that a circuit breaker style intervention of the type being imposed in Scotland should have been legislated in England two or three weeks ago when such a move was discussed with ministers.
Sir Jeremy Farrar has called for prompt action to sidestep spiralling out of control and he said that they were near to or at events and choices of 13-23 March and he continued that with the lag time between deciding, it’s execution and its effect measured in weeks, the longer the decisions are deferred, the harder and more draconian are the interventions needed to alter the trajectory of the epidemic curve, and he said that we shouldn’t act slower than the speed of the epidemic and that we shouldn’t get behind an epidemic curve.
Professor John Edmunds, another SAGE member, said coronavirus was holding a gun to Boris Johnson’s head.
Some are insisting the Prime Minister go for more stringent measures to get a grip on cases again.
No announcement has yet been made on more local lockdown measures, but leaders are enraged they haven’t yet been told what’s going on.
The Prime Minister is expected to announce a new tiers system next week which will divide the country into different lockdown measures depending on the infection rate.
Universities were reopened and now there are hundreds of cases and it would help if all the so-called professionals and scientists could coordinate with each other – herd immunity should have been done from the beginning.
Locking down a workforce would make this country’s economy extremely vulnerable and it would have also made tons of people redundant and unemployable, so effectively our Government would have been locking people down to rot, including the elderly and vulnerable.
The British Government is out of control as the virus has been proven to be beaten by herd immunity, but our Government don’t want to hear it.
The problem is, that no one knows what to believe anymore. They say one thing and then say something different and our magnificent Government has spent £12 billion on Deloitte and Serco and it’s still a catastrophe and it’s time we held our Government to account.
One minute numbers are going down, but still high. Next minute London doesn’t have coronavirus, just the North and now it’s getting out of control. However, the media should stop putting fear into the sheep, it’s just not helping.
If we go into a full lockdown again, businesses are going to fail and people are going to lose their jobs. However, MPs are getting pay increases working from home, and we’re not being told the truth.
The Government should have closed airports and ports from day one and then when the lockdown was over, people were going on holiday and that was a big problem.
Or is it that they’re using the flu season to rake in the numbers? Or is it because this virus is clever and knows that it needs to infect only people in the North?
And evidently, it only attacks over six people, nor does it contaminate people at work or school and never at demonstrations, which makes us a wee bit thick, don’t you think? Come on you people out there, wakey, wakey.