PM Johnson says UK ‘past the peak’, death toll rises by 674

Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom is “past the peak”, but it is not yet the time to lift restrictions. In his first press conference since healing himself from Covid-19, the British Prime minister announced that plans for a deconfinement are to be outlined next week, as the UK recorder 674 new deaths from coronavirus over the past 24 hours.

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