Boris Johnson refuses to ‘rule out’ winter Covid lockdown

The Independent published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson refuses to ‘rule out’ winter Covid lockdown” – below is their description.

Boris Johnson is due to hold a press conference this week on his plans for tackling Covid-19 this winter, the first time he has given an update on the pandemic since relinquishing the last social restrictions imposed on the public on 19 July.

The prime minister is expected to take to the podium on Tuesday to lay out his plans for managing the likely surge in coronavirus cases this autumn and winter and to say he is “dead set” against implementing further lockdowns now that a majority of the British public have been vaccinated against the disease.

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