LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday there was light at the end of the tunnel on COVID-19 as England entered its second countrywide lockdown – for four weeks – to prevent a rising number of cases and deaths from the virus.
“The UK government and the devolved administrations are working together on a joint approach to the Christmas period, because all of us want to ensure families can come together, wherever they live,” he told a media conference.
“The advice I’ve received suggests that four weeks is enough for these measures to make a real impact so these rules will expire. There is light at the end of the tunnel.”
(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison)