Coronavirus: Blair warns COVID-19 is here for the ‘foreseeable future’

Tony Blair has told Sky News the UK is going to be living with coronavirus, not eliminating it, for the foreseeable future.

He has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to put measures in place to contain and control the virus to prevent a new surge of cases in the autumn.

The former PM has also accused the government of inconsistent messages on face masks, which became compulsory in shops in England on Friday.

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos:

Follow us on Twitter:

Like us on Facebook:

Follow us on Instagram:

For more content go to and download our apps:

Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Voices of young climate activists: how the pandemic changed the way we protest
  • EU vaccine deal: Pfizer-BioNTech to supply 1.8 billion doses
  • Defeating Covid-19 Takes a ‘Global Community’: Johns Hopkins
  • Are Markets Back To a Recovery Narrative?
  • A symphony in yellow, red and blue: Kandinsky’s iconic canvas goes online
  • In This Story: Tony Blair

    Tony Blair is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. After his resignation, he was appointed Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, an office which he held until 2015.

    Books #Ad

    6 Recent Items: Tony Blair

  • Tony Blair: UK should publish COVID vaccine data to ‘restore credibility’
  • In Full: Sir Keir Starmer on local elections, vaccine roll-out and women’s safety
  • Can school kidnappings in Nigeria be stopped? | Inside Story
  • COVID-19: A more ‘precise’ Tiers system on the way?
  • Heated Debate on Whether Vaccine Passports Are the Key Post COVID Pandemic | Good Morning Britain
  • Blair says EU’s actions over Northern Ireland were ‘unacceptable’
  • Leave a Comment