NEWS RELEASE : Liberal Democrats - No place for politics in lockdown decisions

Liberal Democrats in Aberdeen have said there must be no place for politics in decisions about the city’s local lockdown.

Ian Yuill, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Aberdeen City Council, said, "Decisions about when and how the Aberdeen lockdown should be eased must be made based on the evidence, an analysis of that evidence and the best possible medical and scientific advice. There must be absolutely no place for politics in decisions about the Aberdeen lockdown.”

Councillor Yuill continued, “The Liberal Democrats want to see the lockdown lifted as soon as it is safe for that to happen. Every day the lockdown continues causes serious damage to our city’s economy. The lockdown must not continue for a day more than is necessary. Equally, it must remain in place as long as needed to protect public health. 
"If Aberdeen comes out of the local lockdown too soon there is a real risk that the number of infections will increase again, and a further lockdown required. That would be disastrous for our local economy and our city.“

Ian Yuill concluded, "Once the local lockdown is eased is vital that every single business and individual in our city sticks to the rules and guidelines. By doing this we can all play our part in minimising the risk of infection spreading. The City Council, Police Scotland and Licensing Board must all also play their parts by monitoring and, if required, enforcing the rules."

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