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Again, Labour Leader Sir Starmer Calls For National Lockdown Amid Rising Cases Of COVID-19

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has again called for a National Lockdown amid increasing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.

Sir Stermer said on Monday via his Twitter that the government should put the country “into lockdown, the Government delivers the vaccine”.

The Labour leader’s call includes closing down schools which is contrary to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s statement that parents should send their children to school.

“We must introduce a national lockdown now. Tragically, that must mean school closures. We need a simple contract between the British people: the country goes into lockdown, the Government delivers the vaccine. Stay at home, protect the NHS, vaccinate Britain.”

On Sunday, Sir Stermer had called for a lockdown within 24 hours, a call Mr Johnson has not responded to.

Meanwhile, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced lockdown which means schools remain closed to pupil until February.

The lockdown will be introduced at midnight in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

The lockdown will require people to stay at home and work from home if possible.

Outdoor gathers are also to be cut back, places of worship to be closed, ban on group exercise, schools to be moved online.

The new rules wiould be reviewed at the end of January, the First Minister said.