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Starmer condemns ‘reckless’ decision to lift Covid restrictions in England

Reopening when ‘Johnson variant is already out of control risks a summer of chaos’, says Labour leader

Ministers are wrong to lift all restrictions on “freedom day” and the government has now lost control of the virus, the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, has said, calling for an urgent rethink as cases spiral.

About one in six areas in England are now reporting their highest rate of new Covid-19 cases since comparable records began last summer, when mass testing was first introduced in the UK.

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