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Pressure grows in the UK for a mini lockdown


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street on 13 October, 2020 in London, England.

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Pressure is mounting on the U.K. government to impose a strict, short, mini lockdown to act as what’s been called a “circuit breaker” on the coronavirus.

Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposition Labour party, added to scientists’ calls for a two to three-week lockdown as infections rocket in the country.

Starmer accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of ignoring expert advice after reports emerged Tuesday that the government’s chief scientific advisors said several weeks ago that the country should go into a mini national lockdown to…


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