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All of UK facing 'big burden' to prevent Covid second wave, warns minister

Comments from Robert Jenrick come amid stricter measures for parts of Scotland and Wales

Everyone in the UK must take on the “big burden” of preventing a second wave of coronavirus , a government minister has said, as Caerphilly in south Wales prepared to be placed under local lockdown and stricter measures were extended in Scotland.

Robert Jenrick, the housing and communities secretary, echoed claims by the deputy medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, who warned the UK will face “a bumpy ride over the next few months” if people don’t take the virus seriously.

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