Record number of new Covid cases as Boris Johnson rejects full lockdown

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Published on October 15, 2020 by

Boris Johnson has insisted his regional approach to tackling coronavirus in England is the best way to limit the rise in cases and avoid what he called “the misery” of a full lockdown.

It came as it was announced there were 19,724 new infections in the previous 24 hours, a record number in the UK.

The Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for a short lockdown – or “circuit break” – and says the Prime Minister is ignoring the recommendations of his own scientific advisers.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

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