Boris Johnson says UK Coronavirus cases are ‘flashing like warnings on a jet’

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Published on 12 Oct 2020, 22:00
BORIS Johnson tonight warned "we must act" as he said the rise in coronavirus cases was "flashing like warnings in a passenger jet".

The PM said that Britain was entering a "new and crucial fight" after he unveiled his new three tier lockdown system to fight the deadly bug.

It comes after he rejected the idea of a full national lockdown, saying he did not "want to go down that extreme route right now".

Acknowledging the growing number of infections across the UK, he said: "These figures are flashing at us like dashboard warnings in a passenger jet and we must act now."

Speaking tonight flanked by Rishi Sunak and Professor Chris Whitty, he said he wanted to avoid more drastic nationwide measures, saying: "No one, least of all me, wants to impose these erosions of our personal living."

He added: "The British people have the resolve to beat this virus and together we will do just that."

But Professor Chris Whitty issued a stark warning as he revealed the Tier 3 restrictions "will not be sufficient" to bring coronavirus rates down.

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Boris Johnson speech: PM says rise in coronavirus cases is ‘flashing like warnings in a jet’ as he unveils 3 tier system
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