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Liz Truss: Saving lives more important than saving jobs

Giving evidence via a virtual meeting of the Women and Equalities committee, minister Liz Truss said it was more important to “save lives” than to protect jobs. Ms Truss said: “The most important thing, as it says on our strapline, is that we save lives. “We will not lift lockdown until we fulfil the conditions of those five tests (including drops in the daily death rate, and the rate of infection). “But at the same time it is right that we prepare for the lifting of lockdown and make sure that it has the minimum economic damage that we can deliver. “What I’m very concerned about is to make sure that minority groups, women, do not lose out as we lift that lockdown.”

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