While addressing a news briefing on Friday, the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that the last resort to contain the coronavirus spread in the country is to impose a nationwide lockdown.
“More measure brought in across North East of England.”
“Virus accelerating across the country.”
“Number of people in hospital doubling every 8 days.”
“Belgium took action, but they took action and it came down.”
“Testing labs are working flat out.”
On 'how close to a second UK lockdown?' he says, “I cannot give you an answer yet.”
GBP/USD stalls the bounce
The spot, currently, trades 0.09% lower at 1.2959.
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