Have your say: Do you think 'Eat Out To Help Out' fuelled a second wave of coronavirus?

Ross McGuinness
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Have your say: Do you think 'Eat Out To Help Out' fuelled a second wave of coronavirus?
Have your say: Do you think 'Eat Out To Help Out' fuelled a second wave of coronavirus?

The chancellor has defended the “Eat Out To Help Out” scheme after claims it helped fuel a second wave of coronavirus.

Rishi Sunak said the government scheme was vital to save jobs and aid the economy.

In an interview with The Sun, he said he had no regrets about Eat Out To Help Out.

“We had an industry that I care deeply about because of employment. It’s over two million people,” he said.

Sunak previously defended the scheme last month, saying it was “too simplistic” to connect it to a rise in COVID-19 cases.

However, a number of scientists insist it could have been a factor, saying young people shouldn’t be blamed for the spread of coronavirus.

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