“I ask you to contain your impatience because I believe we are coming now to the end of the first phase of this conflict and in spite of all the suffering we have so nearly succeeded.”
With unemployment soaring, many companies crippled and a recession looming, Johnson said he understood the concerns of business and would consult with opposition parties pressing for clarity on a pathway out of lockdown.
But with Britain posting one of the world’s highest death tolls – with 360 fatalities announced on Monday and a total of 21,092 hospital deaths and thousands more yet to be quantified in care homes – he stressed it was still a time of maximum risk.
Around the world.
– The World Health Organisation says Australia, South Africa, Chile and Argentina are going to need support so they have the capacity to manage both influenza and coronavirus as we head into the cooler months.
– Russia has…