Minister doesn’t know whether it’s legal to meet a friend in a pub garden in locked down North East England
A MINISTER caused confusion this morning after she was unable to say if new laws banning people from meeting friends from different households would apply outside.
In a chaotic interview today Gillian Keegan said she didn’t know whether people were still allowed to meet up with others outside from tomorrow, when the locked down North East faces an even tougher crackdown.
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Parts of the North East of England including Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland will be outlawed from popping around to visit a friend for a cup of tea, or seeing their parents for lunch out in any public setting, Matt Hancock said yesterday.
As The Sun exclusively revealed, it means they will face fines for breaking the rules, and possibly get a criminal