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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to scrap remaining COVID-19 restrictions | 7.30” – below is their description.
While Australians will have to endure lockdowns, mask mandates and social distancing for some months because of the slow vaccine rollout, the UK is going in the opposite direction.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to scrap remaining COVID-19 restrictions because although cases are rising, deaths and hospitalisations have been radically reduced thanks to vaccines. Europe correspondent Samantha Hawley reports.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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