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Environment Secretary George Eustice was joined by Professor Stephen Powis, the National Medical Director of NHS England, in which it was confirmed Boris Johnson’s Sunday announcement would be the roadmap for evolving lockdown restrictions.
“He’s going to set out effectively a roadmap of how we can evolve our restrictions at the moment,” Eustice said.
“There isn’t going to be any dramatic overnight change. The PM will be setting out a timetable.”
Eustice also gave an update on Brexit, saying that the Government are determined to push on with their plans despite the Covid-19 pandemic. “We’re still going ahead with it. Brexit is in fact something that happened in January.”
Elsewhere, on the topic of fast food chains reopening for delivery and drive-thru, such as McDonald’s, KFC and Costa, the Environment Secretary made a point of saying that the Government had not forced these chains to close, however they could operate “safely” despite not being essential.