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Why a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown isn’t needed in Ipswich and Suffolk

On Tuesday night I was drawn high up on the order paper to ask the secretary state for health a question about the Covid-19 pandemic. Just hours before at a Number 10 press briefing the government scientist Jonathan Van-Tam stated: “A national lockdown at the moment would be inappropriate for communities in Cornwall and East Anglia. The epidemiology is so varied across England that I think it would be very difficult to justify for some communities.”