Boris Johnson cuts holiday short after concerns over safety

Boris Johnson has warned the UK that a second lockdown would be disastrous for the country.

Speaking with a committee of MPs the PM said that a second national lockdown have “disastrous” financial consequences for the UK. He told the group said the government was doing “everything in our power” to prevent another nationwide lockdown.

This was why new restrictions – such as the “rule of six” – were necessary to “defeat” the disease, he added.

Mr Johnson also stated that there was not enough testing capacity and blamed a “colossal spike” in demand for continuing issues in accessing tests and results being delayed.

UK coronavirus cases in the UK increased by 3,991 on Wednesday. This takes the total to 378,219.  A further 20 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 bringing the UK death total by this criteria to 41,684.


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