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UK’s Johnson: country at ‘most perilous moment’ as curbs ease

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the nation from No 10 Downing Street

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain faces the most delicate point in its battle against COVID-19 as it passes a peak in infections and starts gradually to ease guidance on social distancing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

“Our journey has reached the most perilous moment where a wrong move could be disastrous,” he told parliament. “So at this stage, we can go no further than to announce the first careful modification of our measures.”

On Sunday, Johnson encouraged employees who cannot work from home to return to their workplaces this week where businesses remained open and it was safe to do so.

(Reporting by William James and Andy Bruce, writing by David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison)

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