Johnson warned 'lift lockdown soon or face leadership challenge'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this morning (Sunday) during an interview with the BBC that the country is likely to see tougher lockdown restrictions on the way as the COVID-19 cases keep rising sharply, although he said that schools were safe and pupils should continue to attend.

Prime Minister says ‘tougher lockdown restrictions’ are likely for the UK: Cases are soaring due to the new strain of the virus which is more transmissible he said. The Government has already cancelled the planned re-opening of schools in and around London, with teaching unions calling for more widespread closures.

When asked in a BBC interview this morning on whether the current system may not be enough to bring the virus under control, the Prime Minister said “There are obviously a range of tougher measures that we would have to consider … I’m not going to speculate now about what they would be.” Asked on the issue of schools he said “There is no doubt in my mind that schools are safe, and that education is a priority,” urging parents to continue sending their children to attend on a normal basis where restrictions allow it.


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