Robert Halfon MP issues statement on Prime Minister’s address re new lockdown measures
News / Tue 22nd Sep 2020 at 07:24pm
By Harlow MP Robert Halfon
“IT looked like we had come down from the Coronavirus mountain, but unfortunately, some storms are on the way. As the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser set out yesterday, we could face up to 50,000 new cases of the virus in October if we do not act now.
For that reason, the Government has announced the following changes to the guidance and restrictions:
I know how difficult this is for every resident, business, community group and faith group in our town. We must face the fact that the coronavirus will not go away and this fight will continue until we find a vaccine.
In the meantime, we must all continue to follow the guidelines so that the ‘R rate’ falls below 1 and the number of new cases declines.
I was able to secure over £130m from the Chancellor specifically for Harlow to get us through this difficult time and I will continue to do everything possible to ensure everyone in our town has the support they need. If any resident has any concerns or questions, I would strongly encourage them to contact me.
Not mentioned above but also stated today by Boris: Testing and tracing has “very little or nothing to do with the spread and transmission” of coronavirus. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/coronavirus-boris-johnson-test-trace_uk_5f69fd3ac5b6968b276f6a4e So does that mean all the tax payers money that has already been spent on the failed "world beating" Test and Trace system was a complete waste? Does that mean that the "moonshot" program, a cost of £100bn, is also a complete waste? South Korea may have something to say about testing and tracing having “very little or nothing to do with the spread and transmission” of a virus.