Boris Johnson under fire for alleged coronavirus comments

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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come under fire for comments allegedly made that he would rather see ‘bodies pile high in their thousands’ than impose a third lockdown. Johnson has categorically denied the claims, that first appeared in the Daily Mail.

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