Health chief's warning is reminder of threat of Covid-19 - the YEP says

As we are edging closer to the lifting of lockdown, it’s a stark warning of the threat that Covid-19 continues to pose.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 6:00 am
Robin Tuddenham, co-chairman of the West Yorkshire Prepared local resilience forum, said there was no clear data of when our county could stand down. Picture: Adobestock

Next week will mark an entire year since the country was plunged into its first lockdown, when the Prime Minister addressed the nation about the “biggest threat this country has faced in decades”.

And today a senior West Yorkshire leader has warned the battle is far from over for the county - as coronavirus rates remain among the highest in the country.

Robin Tuddenham, co-chairman of the West Yorkshire Prepared local resilience forum, said there was “no clear data” of when our county could stand down from the “unprecedented” major incident status declared on March 20 last year.

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Despite the roadmap to navigate our way out of the latest lockdown, we must all still continue to remain patient and work together to reduce risk and keep one another safe.

We have come too far now to simply throw it all away.

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