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COVID-19: Major Tory rebellion as MPs vote to extend emergency covid powers for another 6 months

- SKY NEWS - Mar 25, 2021 -

Alix Culbertson -

The government hopes to lift all restrictions by 21 June

MPs have voted to extend the government's emergency COVID legislation for another six months.

Despite opposition from more than 30 Tory backbenchers, the Coronavirus Act 2020 was passed by 484 votes to 76, a majority of 408.

MPs also approved the regulations underpinning the steps to ease restrictions from 29 March as laid out in Boris Johnson's COVID-19 roadmap out of lockdown.


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