LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The British government will do everything it can to avoid putting the country into a second national lockdown and believes it can control the virus with tough local measures, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Thursday.
The minister added that the government kept everything under review but it wanted to avoid a second full national shutdown because of the damage it creates to livelihoods and the economy.
“The very clear policy of the government is to do everything we can to avoid a full national lockdown,” he told Sky News. (Reporting by Sarah Young; writing by Kate Holton)
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