How do we tackle the rising rates of coronavirus nationally?

We put out a call for the government to 'Leave Suffolk out of it' and not impose a second lockdown -

We put out a call for the government to 'Leave Suffolk out of it' and not impose a second lockdown - but what do our readers think of it? Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

The government is reportedly considering a second lockdown to combat the rise in coronavirus infections - but would you support new restrictions?

We put out a call for the government to 'Leave Suffolk out of it' and not impose a second lockdown -

We put out a call for the government to 'Leave Suffolk out of it' and not impose a second lockdown - but what do our readers think of it? Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Prime minister Boris Johnson is said to be weighing up his options after confirmed cases of Covid-19 throughout England and the rest of the UK have risen in recent weeks.

Mr Johnson said the country is “now seeing a second wave” of the virus and is believed to be considering banning households mixing and introducing a 10pm curfew.

We put out a call for the government to 'Leave Suffolk out of it' and not impose a second lockdown -

We put out a call for the government to 'Leave Suffolk out of it' and not impose a second lockdown - but what do our readers think of it? Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Another of the options the government is considering is a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown of two weeks where the hospitality industry, including pubs and restaurants, would shut down and social gatherings banned.

But fresh data has revealed that coronavirus case numbers in Suffolk and Essex are dropping, in stark contrast to the rest of England.

We put out a call for the government to 'Leave Suffolk out of it' and not impose a second lockdown -

We put out a call for the government to 'Leave Suffolk out of it' and not impose a second lockdown - but what do our readers think of it? Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

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Yesterday, we called on the Government to leave Suffolk and Essex, and other areas with relatively low levels of Covid infections, out of lockdown. We believe targeted lockdowns should be used in high risk areas.

More: Which areas of Suffolk have the highest number of confirmed Covid cases?

According to the government’s latest surveillance report, Suffolk is ranked 134th out of 150 local authorities for its infection rate - a figure often referred to as the ‘R’ rate.

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Essex is only slightly higher on the list at 126th.

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