Source: London Assembly
Len Duvall OBE AM, Chair of the GLA Oversight Committee said,
“Today’s news will come as a big blow for businesses across London and the rest of England. However, a national lockdown is the right decision. We need to take action to protect our city, each other, and the NHS.
“While urgent measures are needed to ultimately save lives, there must be the right support packages in place to help those businesses and individuals who have been hardest hit by the pandemic. None of this is their fault and life is already hard enough this year without added financial pressure. We will also need the Government to set out clearly how it plans to ease out of these restrictions when the time is right.
“While it is understandable that Londoners will be frustrated by today’s news, safety must come first. Londoners, I urge you to please obey the new restrictions, as hard as they are. We must all work together to stop the spread of the virus, protect the NHS, and save lives.”