The Prime Minister has warned the British that the coronavirus crisis will be “bumpy” through Christmas and beyond.
Boris Johnson said he knew the public would be “angry” with the government about the lockdown measures – such as the “rule of six” – but insisted that they were necessary.
In an interview with the BBC, Mr Johnson said, “I appreciate the fatigue people are experiencing … but we need to work together, follow the instructions and fight the virus while the economy keeps moving.”
He continued, “You are angry with me and you are angry with the government, but … I have to tell you frankly that it will be bumpy until Christmas, it may even be bumpy beyond that.
“But that’s the only way to do it.”
Mr Johnson said the country must face the fact that it could be “a very hard winter”.
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However, he insisted that the British should behave “fearlessly” but with “common sense” as he set out the need to balance control of the coronavirus with protecting the economy, reports The mirror.
“On the one hand, we have a command to save lives, it’s a moral command to save lives if we can,” said Johnson.