- Boris Johnson, the prime minister of UK, has said that the lockdown in the country must go on to protect more lives
- In his public address at 10 Downing Street, he praised health officials who have been holding the fort
- The prime minister said that if activities don't return timeously, they could have grave consequences for the country
Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the UK, has released a statement outside the official headquarters 10 Downing Street on the coronavirus situation in the country.
This would be the first public appearance the prime minister would be making since he recovered from the deadly virus.
In his address, he told the country that the lockdown in the UK must continue. The prime minister also put out claims that he would be tabling an exit plan as early as this week, UK Mirror reports.
Johnson said that if the lockdown is quickly lifted, it may plunge the country into doom and even affect the country’s economy more.
"I refuse to throw away all the effort and the sacrifice of the British people and risk a second major outbreak and huge loss of life and the overwhelming of the NHS,” he said.
Johnson also added that the UK has been able to achieve some success despite the huge toll of death in the country.
The prime minister said they are graduating nearing the first phase of the crisis, saying it is all thanks to the patience, dedication, and good sense of judgment of the British people.
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