UK’s Shapps on coronavirus situation: We are at a very critical moment

Comments by UK transport secretary, Grant Shapps

  • We are just a few weeks behind Europe
  • We will hear from PM Johnson on next steps this week
  • Unless people follow rules, we will end up back where we don’t want to be in
  • We must keep schools open
The virus situation in the UK is adding to headwinds for the pound alongside the negative Brexit developments over the past few weeks.
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The chart certainly doesn’t paint a pretty picture and amid consideration to reintroduce lockdown measures, it will put a dent on the economic recovery in recent months.