Eustice lets slip UK will face ANOTHER full lockdown if Covid variant escapes vaccine

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Eustice lets slip UK will face ANOTHER full lockdown if Covid variant escapes vaccine

George Eustice warned the UK could head towards another lockdown if variants escape vaccinations despite the Government laying out a "Plan A" and "

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George Eustice warned the UK could head towards another lockdown if variants escape vaccinations despite the Government laying out a “Plan A” and “Plan B” scenario which does not involve the measure. The hypothetical “Plan C” option not addressed by government could include introducing another lockdown despite Boris Johnson repeatedly warning it was a measure he did not want to take. But Mr Eustice raised the chances of such a decision being made when he told Sky News it was an option being considered.

Mr Eustice told Sky News: “Arguably the biggest threat to the travel industry is that we do get another variant that manages to get around the vaccine, that the vaccine can’t deal with, then we’re into another full lockdown – and that’s not what we want.

“That’s why we’ve taken this cautiously, step by step, because we want each step we take to be irreversible.”

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