Boris Johnson Pledges to Ease UK COVID Restrictions ‘Once and for All’
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised the irreversible ending of coronavirus restrictions while delivering a speech to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown announced in the country.
“It’s because of every person in this country that lives have been saved, our NHS was protected, and we have started on our cautious road to easing restrictions once and for all,” Johnson pointed out.
He extended his “sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones” and praised the “great spirit” shown by the nation over the past year.
“We have all played our part, whether it’s working on the front line as a nurse or carer, working on vaccine development and supply, helping to get that jab into arms, home schooling your children, or just by staying at home to prevent the spread of the virus,” the prime minister stressed.
He also warned that the third wave of COVID-19, which has swept through Europe fuelled by new variants of the coronavirus, could “wash up on our shores as well”.