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As Essex moves up to the second level of Covid restrictions, the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has told ITV News Anglia that Tier 2 measures won't control the virus and businesses will struggle.
Speaking to ITV Anglia's political correspondent Emma Hutchinson, the Leader of the Opposition said the Tier 2 restrictions would not be effective.
Sir Keir Starmer said: "Tier 2 restrictions aren't tight enough to control the virus and Tier 2 comes without the economic support so businesses will struggle.
"It could be the worst of all worlds."
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Most of the Anglia region remains under the Tier 1 'medium' risk coronavirus measures but the Essex County Council area will move to the Tier 2 'high' risk restrictions from midnight on Friday night.