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More restrictions highly likely – the ‘stark truth’ according to Lancashire leader

Posted on - 13th October, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News
Councillor Geoff Driver Pic: Lancashire County Council
Councillor Geoff Driver Pic: Lancashire County Council

The leader of Lancashire County Council is warning that it’s “highly likely” Lancashire will see further Covid-19 restrictions.

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Councillor Geoff Driver said the high infection rates in the county meant an increased chance of tougher measures being brought in.

He said the priority now for Lancashire County Council is to do everything it can to ensure support will be available for residents in need.

Read more: Support for Preston residents struggling to pay council tax

Councillor Driver said: “The stark truth is that Lancashire has some of the highest infection rates in the country, and it is highly likely that more restrictions are on their way.

“Our job is to make sure that we get the best possible package of support for Lancashire people and, as our talks with government continue, we will fight for that on your behalf.”




Councillor Driver’s warning comes after Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council and the 12 Lancashire district councils including Preston City Council spent the weekend locked in negotiations with the government.

Read more: Lancashire leaders speak out against government plans

Preston saw 78 new coronavirus cases, the second-highest daily increase in Lancashire, on Monday (12 October).

Read more: 78 new coronavirus cases as Preston to see new Covid alert restrictions

South Ribble clocked up 46 new cases while Blackburn-with-Darwen was highest with 154 new cases.

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What do you think of Councillor Driver’s warning? Let us know in the comments.

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