AFTER a long afternoon of parliamentary debate, MPs voted to implement the four-week lockdown as proposed by the Government last week. The Government won the vote with a majority of 478, with 516 MPs supporting the proposal.
The North East Lincolnshire area was already placed under a Tier Two, high risk category last Saturday, following a massive increase in coronavirus cases. Along with hospitals across the country, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has been put under immense pressure as Covid-19 sweeps through the local population.
Lia Nici, MP for Great Grimsby, said: “I fully understand the issues there will be with a further lockdown for some people. Our local hospitals are already under pressure from increased Covid cases and I would not want to see this worsen.
“I hear the arguments against a lockdown, but not any other practical solutions to stem the progress of the virus, therefore I voted to support the measures in Parliament this afternoon.”
Concerns had been made by Grimsby constituents when it was suggested that gyms, children's sports centres and places of worship were temporarily closed to the public, though this afternoon's Westminster debate has re-iterated that these places will remain closed until the lockdown automatically expires on December 2.
Ms Nici concluded: “I urge the people of Grimsby to do as they did last time, to support each other and not to be afraid to seek assistance.”
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