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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs; Scotland braced for new restrictions

Latest updates: PM faces Labour leader in parliament; Prof Stephen Reicher warns UK risks ‘squandering opportunity’ to avoid stringent lockdown

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Starmer says he is going to go slowly, to help the PM. Labour supports local restrictions. It supports track and trace. But it wants them to work, and it will go on pointing that out. He quotes figures for how cases are rising in Bury, Burnley and Bolton. What is the problem?

Johnson says the problem is that the virus continues to spread. The government is using a combination of national and local measures. Labour should support them. Does Labour support the rule of six. Yes or no?

Starmer says thousands of people have been walking around who should have been self-isolating. He says it would be one thing if this were a one-off. But it isn’t. He quotes other mistake, and says this is government by hindsight. It is 100 days since the first local restrictions were introduced. They are not working. What will the government do?

Johnson says the government will support areas that need lockdowns. He says two weeks ago Starmer said he supported the rule of six. But last night in the vote on it Labour abstained.

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