Back at work, Boris Johnson urges patience over UK lockdown
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain is at a dangerous stage in the coronavirus outbreak, and easing social and economic restrictions too soon would create a second spike of infections.
Johnson spoke to the nation on his first day back at work after recovering from COVID-19. He said the U.K. is reaching “the end of the first phase of this conflict” but warned that a quick end to the lockdown was not in sight.
He said “we simply cannot spell out now how fast or slow or even when" restrictions would be loosened.
Johnson spent a week in a London hospital earlier this month with the coronavirus, including three nights in intensive care.
"I refuse to throw away all the effort and the sacrifice of the British people and to risk a second major outbreak and huge loss of life."— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) April 27, 2020
UK PM Boris Johnson addresses nation outside Downing Street for first time since being hospitalized with COVID-19. https://t.co/o1kSltocaQ pic.twitter.com/ywzQIbylBC
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