Stay home, stay safe and save lives

It is right that the government has taken these unprecedented decisions and these extraordinary measures at this time.

Unless we get coronavirus under control then the danger is it will overwhelm all of our vital services and cause much greater loss of life.

Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith
MP for Chingford & Woodford Green

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