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Covid: Boris Johnson hosts 'critical moment' Downing Street briefing πŸ”΄ @BBC News live - BBC

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Boris Johnson is joined by Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England, and Stephen Powis, NHS medical director for England.

Here's a round-up of the key points:

PM Boris Johnson said the UK is at a β€œcritical moment” in its battle with the virus, but the prospect of freedom is β€œwithin reach”
The PM said: β€œWe've got to redouble our efforts to contain the virus.”

The "sheer pace" of the spread of the new variant "requires us now to take even tougher action in some areas" as more areas of England are placed under tier four restrictions from midnight, he said

But the PM said he was β€œconfident” the country’s situation would be better by 5 April - Easter Monday. β€œObviously we will try and bring that date forward as fast as we can, and that’s why the vaccine roll-out programme is so important,” he said.

In most of England, primary school pupils will still return next week, as planned

To minimise disruption in schools the government is "massively expanding" its testing operation, the prime minister said. Every secondary school pupil will be tested as they return "and regularly thereafter"

The approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is a "fantastic achievement for British science" which will allow the UK to vaccinate more people more quickly, Johnson said

He also called on people to stay at home for the new year. Prof Stephen Powis, NHS England's national medical director, reiterated the point: β€œCovid loves a crowd, so please leave the parties for later in the year."


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Why is anyone at work then... I am a postman...lockdown makes no difference to me ....

Author β€” Dark Assassin

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I never dreamed this crap would go on for so long, no wonder people are so easily scammed.

Author β€” Fat Larry

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"Play our part", yes. It's a farce! Don't gather in crowds, send our children amongst countless other households! πŸ€”πŸ˜

Author β€” C D

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Since when did the government care about old people ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Author β€” Dark Assassin

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Locking down the county but letting kids go back to school. Genius lol

Author β€” drew Millington

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If we go to school, we possibly die. If we don't go into national lockdown, we possibly die. If this government keeps on leading us, we possibly die

Author β€” Bradley Roberts

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Controlled demolition of the economy/middle class etc. FIGHT IT.

Author β€” offwiththefairies77

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How are school safe when the majority of infection rates surged in students

Author β€” Nawaf Abolola

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I don't know about you, but I could listen to these psychopathic cowards using a manufactured health scare as an excuse to impose a totalitarian police state all day. It never gets old.

Author β€” 77th Brigade Official

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In trying to stop deaths they're creating a society where it's not worth living.

Author β€” P JL

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Depression will kill me before Covid ever comes near me❀️✌🏾

Author β€” MSFTS TRIO

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COVID-19 is going to hold a live press conference tommorow, it's going to tell us how to protect us from the government.

Author β€” Leonardas 108

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Its all over by April like it was all over after 3 weeks in March. Once a liar always a liar

Author β€” Robert Spence

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Fake Media fake government do your own research people

Author β€” daniel smith

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Covid-19 laws are illegal and undemocratic.

Author β€” chris carney

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The public :

Repressed βœ”οΈ
Suppressed βœ”οΈ
Depressedβœ”οΈ
Impressed?

Author β€” Bart Pickford

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More red flags than a Chinese opening Olympic ceremony....

Author β€” BESERKER MODE

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How are schools safe, exactly? Approx 30 households are mixing in schools per class. How many pupils in one school? That's how many households are mixing! That means if what they say is true, re the transmission rate, the children will bring the virus home to infect every household in the country! What a load of buffoonery!

Author β€” C D

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the guy on the right is amazing. GIVE THAT MAN A PAYRISE!

Author β€” Vilislav Nikolov

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the vaccine is heading your way from my body for you boris thanks for being a true man and taking my vaccines.

Author β€” colin turner