UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has implored Britons to patiently adhere to the restrictive measures aimed at containing further spread of the coronavirus in his first official address since returning to work after a battle against covid-19.
Speaking outside the government house on Monday, Boris who had previously been deputized by his Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, stated that relaxing lockdown efforts would impede the progress already made at tackling the pandemic, seeing that the nation was in a moment of “maximum risk” and could face a second wave of the disease.
“If this virus were a physical assailant, an unexpected and invisible mugger, which I can tell you from personal experience it is, then this is the moment when we are beginning to wrestle it to the floor,” Johnson said.
Although the PM had acknowledged the importance of a functioning economy to the NHS funding, he stated that relaxing lockdown at this time meant throwing away all the “efforts and sacrifices of the British people” and losing more lives.
With fewer ICU admissions for Covid-19 patients in recent weeks, the PM believes the country may have passed it peak.
Meanwhile the virus has killed more than 20,000 people in the United Kingdom.
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