Responding to reports the coronavirus reproduction rate may have risen above 1 in parts of England, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Munira Wilson said: 

“With such a variance in reproduction rate of coronavirus across the UK, joined up efforts to deliver an effective test, trace and isolate system is more important than ever before.

“The Government is asking a lot of the public during this crisis, and the British people deserve clear, honest answers about how we pull through this together and ensure no one is left behind. 

“Ministers must set out in clear detail whether regional lockdowns will come into force and – if so – how they will be implemented, and who is legally responsible for this process.”