Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill's message to residents over new lockdown: 'We will get through this together'
Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill has urged residents to follow the new lockdown restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Mrs Churchill, minister for public health, primary care and prevention, said the tougher measures were needed to prevent the NHS from being 'overwhelmed'.
In a message to constituents, she said: "With cases continuing to rise rapidly across the country and after analysis of new figures, including hospital admission figures, tougher Covid restrictions are now required.
"I appreciate the disruption that new restrictions cause to people and businesses, but we cannot allow our NHS to become overwhelmed.
"Acting now to bring down the R rate and focus on suppressing the new variant of coronavirus, that appears to spread more widely, is vital.
"By following the new restrictions we will get the virus under control, while ensuring the vaccine rollout continues in order to protect the most vulnerable in our society.
"We will get through this together.
"Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives."