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The UK Finance Minister spoke about the strong economic and social impact of the lockdowns while warning against a further lockdown, in an interview with The Sun newspaper late Sunday.

Key quotes

“Having a difficult economy has an impact on both our ability to fund public services like the NHS but also on individual people’s long-term health outcomes.”

Commenting on the 10 PM curfew on pubs and restaurants, Sunak said: “Of course, it’s frustrating. I know it’s difficult and wish we didn’t have to do these things.”

Sunak’s comments come ahead of came ahead of his speech to the virtual Conservative Party conference on Monday.

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