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"The idea is to act as local as you can to prevent the situation going to a whole city of region," Mr Street said, adding every local authority within the West Midlands Combined Authority has a local outbreak plan.
"The [infection] trend is down and the data is encouraging," the Conservative mayor said, "but there is no room for complacency."
"If we were in a position where the virus was re-established across the conurbation, we would have to do that [lockdown] but I see no likelihood of that from our current position."
'Still time for PM to reflect' on Cummings, says mayor
West Midlands mayor Andy Street has said there is still time for prime minister Boris Johnson to reflect on the actions of his aide Dominic Cummings.
Mr Cummings said he did not regret driving 260 miles from his London home to his parents' estate at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
Speaking on BBC CWR this morning, Mr Street said his own view was that Mr Cummings' actions did not "satisfy the spirit" of the rules imposed by government, though admitted that "there was a part of the rules that allowed him to do this".
'Baby steps' to ease lockdown 'appropriate' says mayor
The mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, says it's appropriate to start easing some of the lockdown restrictions.
Boris Johnson will make a statement to MPs this afternoon sharing more of his plans to ease some restrictions that were announced last night.
Mr Street, Conservative, told BBC WM: "My own reaction is that it is appropriate now just to begin to say 'let's take [what some people have described as] the baby steps that we can', subject to them proving to be safe."
Mr Street conceded Boris Johnson's broadcast had been light on clarity, but said that was inevitable during a 12-minute speech when "so many individual situations" still needed "to be
answered". He added he expected detail to emerge in the Commons later.
Mr Street also restated what he thought was the emphasis of the prime minister's speech - caution, with health uppermost in mind:
Quote Message: The emphasis of the announcement is that the health issues [are] absolute paramount. [The prime minister] stressed time and time again that the steps are conditional - he did say we're just beginning to ease the lockdown in very cautious ways."
The emphasis of the announcement is that the health issues [are] absolute paramount. [The prime minister] stressed time and time again that the steps are conditional - he did say we're just beginning to ease the lockdown in very cautious ways."
People living and working in the West Midlands are to be asked how they would tackle climate change.
The West Midlands Combined Authority published its own strategy earlier this month, suggesting a range of measures, including banning every petrol and diesel car from the region's roads by 2041.
It also suggested more electric car charging points, more eco-friendly homes, a tree-planting programme and more LED street lights.
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said the needs of business wouldn't be neglected and it was important to "balance our commitments to climate change with our commitments to developing a strong economy”.