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Starmer calls for new national Covid lockdown within 24 hours

A new national lockdown should be declared within the next 24 hours, because coronavirus is out of control, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said.Accusing Prime Minister Boris Johnson of presiding over “chaos”, the leader of the opposition insisted it was “inevitable” that more schools would need to shut.Sir Keir told reporters the Prime Minister should not hint at new restrictions within weeks but, instead, act within hours.

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