COVID-19: PM is ‘less optimistic’ about easing restrictions as cases rise

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: PM is ‘less optimistic’ about easing restrictions as cases rise” – below is their description.

    The Prime Minister says he would rather be cautious and delay freedom day but promises an ‘irreversible roadmap’ out of restrictions.

    He told Sky’s political editor Beth Rigby that he is less optimistic than he was and that scientists agree there is no case for going back into lockdown.

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