The Prime Minister has refused to rule out another national lockdown or imposing new restrictions should there be a new Covid variant which is “more deadly.”
Boris Johnson confirmed that if there is a new “variant that affects children badly” then we will need to “contain” this and warned that there could “be a new variant” which is “more deadly.”
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The Prime Minister told GB News, “I want to avoid any such thing ever happening again.
“And I can’t rule out something… I can’t say that we wouldn’t be forced to do a non-pharmaceutical intervention again of the kind that we did.
“I think it would be irresponsible of any leader, in any democracy to say that they’re going to rule out something that could save life.
“And I believe that the things that we did, saved lives, there could be…
Johnson added, “I’ve got to be absolutely frank with you, there could be a new variant, more deadly, there could be a variant that affects children badly that we really need to contain.
“I’m not going to take any options off the table, but I don’t think it will happen.
“I think we’re now in the phase of… And this is the view of all the advisors I talk to, that we’re now in the phase where the virus is losing its potency, overall.
“And we’ve got a massively vaccinated UK population.”