COVID-19: ‘We want this lockdown to be the last’, says Boris Johnson as he plans for ‘irreversible’ easing of coronavirus restrictions

COVID-19: ‘We want this lockdown to be the last’, says Boris Johnson as he plans for ‘irreversible’ easing of coronavirus restrictions
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Boris Johnson has set out his hope the current COVID lockdown will be the last thanks to the “unprecedented” vaccine rollout – but admitted he can’t offer “an absolute cast iron guarantee”.

Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, the prime minister hailed the “astonishing efforts” of everyone involved in the delivery of COVID jabs after the government met its target of offering a first dose to 15 million of the most vulnerable.

He praised the “unprecedented national achievement”, but said that now was “no moment to relax” as the vaccine rollout moves on to the next five priority groups.

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