PM says UK will defeat COVID-19 by spring

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    Boris Johnson appeared in the House of Commons to persuade MPs to back the month-long lockdown planned for England. His own MPs were some of his toughest critics, with one saying the public would never forgive him. Sky’s Political Editor Beth Rigby reports from Westminster on the growing pressure on the Prime Minister.

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    In This Story: COVID-19

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    • 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)

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