Patel says lockdown rules are clear as UK records 1,243 more coronavirus deaths
Guardian, 13 Jan 2021
The home secretary, Priti Patel, has said lockdown rules are 'simple and clear' and warned that police will clamp down on 'egregious breaches' as the UK recorded 1,243 deaths – its second highest daily tally during the pandemic.
Speaking at the government's daily coronavirus briefing, Patel said: 'A minority of people are putting the health of the nation at risk by not following the rules.'
Patel was challenged on Covid restrictions off the back of a row over Boris Johnson's decision to cycle seven miles away from Downing Street at the weekend
Patel says Covid rules 'tough enough' despite another 1,243 deaths