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‘Lockdown skeptic’ Sajid Javid will push for end to restrictions ‘as soon as possible’ | United Kingdom | New UK News

Mr Javid was appointed as the new Health Secretary, after Matt Hancock resigned from Cabinet on Saturday, following revelations he broke social distancing rules by kissing a coworker. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, he congratulated his predecessor, saying he had “accomplished a lot” in this role and had “more to offer in public life”. The new health secretary stressed that his immediate priority was to ensure that “we can get back to normal as soon as possible and as quickly as possible”.

Mr Javid is expected to take a different approach than his predecessor when it comes to blockages.

It is believed that it will take greater account of the economic and social costs associated with them.

A source close to Mr Javid told the Daily Telegraph that although he has never criticized the principles or the timing of the lockdown, he has highlighted “concerns about the costs and effects of it”.

“Not just economically, but socially. Not just other kinds of health effects, but things like domestic violence and child abuse, and even extremism,” the official said.

The government recently made the decision to postpone stage 4 of the non-containment roadmap to July 19, due to an increase in Covid infections induced by the Delta variant.

The source claimed the new health secretary “would seek and seek to justify the end (the lockdown) as soon as possible” and that he would be “extremely reluctant to support an extension”.

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“The inclination of the furniture has just changed considerably. “

It comes as the chair of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag) said it would be a mistake to lift the remaining restrictions before July 19.

In an interview with The Andrew Marr Show, Sir Peter Horby said: “I think it was a very smart move to postpone it for four weeks and I don’t think we should rush into anything.

“We really want to make sure that we can lift all the restrictions and not have to back down at all.”

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