Speaking at a Downing Street press conference today, Matt Hancock didn’t add any further lockdown restrictions for these areas.
But he did say people needed to follow the rules more closely to help prevent the virus from spreading further.
He urged residents to ensure they don’t leave home “unless absolutely necessary”.
In a statement following the surge testing announcement, Dr Susan Hopkins, Strategic Response Director to Public Health England and Chief Medical Adviser for NHS Test and Trace, said some of the cases did not have links to international travel.
Published at Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:03:00 +0000