Sen. Mark Warner doesn’t support a national lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic

England, Lebanon, Germany among countries going into lockdown

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Faced with mounting coronavirus cases, some countries – including England, Lebanon, and Germany – are going into national lockdowns.

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner hopes the U.S. does not follow suit.

During a news conference Tuesday, 10 News asked Warner if he would support a national lockdown and he said he believes there are other ways to reopen businesses and get children back into schools.

“If we can just get a couple more months of good behavior, I think we will start to see the vaccine at numbers kick in. I know we’re all tired of it. I’m tired of it as well, but let’s take these next couple of steps,” said Warner.

President-elect Joe Biden has said he, too, would not support a national lockdown.

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Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.

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