Ministers risk sparking riots if they try to impose another lockdown, according to a leading British doctor.
Professor Roger Kirby, president of the Royal Society of Medicine, said the public would not tolerate being deprived of their liberty on such a scale again.
“Locking down people again, I don’t think people would tolerate it again. There would be riots like there were in Belgium if they tried to do that,” Dr. Kirby warned.
However, he conceded that some additional restrictions may be needed if hospitalizations and deaths rise significantly due to the current surge, warning: “We are not out of the pandemic yet and must not risk becoming complacent.”