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Raab warns 'specific' regions in UK could be plunged back into lockdown if rate increases

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Dominic Raab has confirmed that specific areas of the UK could put placed back into lockdown if the infection rate rose again.

Government data has shown that there are higher incidences of the coronavirus in the north east of the country.

The Foreign Secretary told BBC’s Andrew Marr that the Government would “target specific settings” to make “surefooted steps”.

Mr Raab said: “I’ve been following that geographic data for weeks now.

“There are slight variations, but overall we’ve made good progress across the four nations and across regions.

“We’ve definitely got the ability and we will target specific settings or particular regions or geographical areas.

“That gives us the confidence to make surefooted steps forward in the way that we’re doing tomorrow and the way we set out in our roadmap.”

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