LONDON | british prime minister, Boris Johnson, warns that it will only use as a last resort, the map of the reconfinement against the COVID-19, and has compared such a solution to a measurement of “nuclear deterrence”, in an interview Sunday with the Daily Telegraph.
Boris Johnson, who hopes a return to normalcy “for Christmas” in spite of fears of a second wave of the sars coronavirus, said that the government’s handling of the health crisis, which has been the subject of many critical, had improved.
Great Britain is one of the countries most affected by the pandemic, and records more than 45,000 dead, the largest number of deaths in Europe.
The economy has been particularly affected and the prime minister, who has begun to gradually lift the containment, hoping to avoid having to once again take such a measure at the national level.
“I can’t give up this tool as I can’t abandon the nuclear deterrent”, he told the Daily Telegraph in an interview to mark the end of his first year in Downing Street.
“But it is like the nuclear deterrent, I certainly do not want to use it. And I don’t think we’ll find ourselves again in such a position,” he said.
Boris Johnson has unveiled Friday, the next steps of its plan to exit gradually, the England of the containment introduced on march 23, in order to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.
While pubs and restaurants have re-opened in early July, the conservative leader has encouraged the English to resume the transport as soon as Friday and encouraged them to return to their place of work from the 1st of August, by handing over to the employers to determine if employees should continue working and return to the office.
Contrasting with the enthusiasm displayed by Boris Johnson, the chief of health services English, Chris Whitty, has shown to be much more careful, considerate Friday before a parliamentary committee that the measures of social distancing should still be followed “for a long time”.
The scientific advisor to the government Patrick Vallance abounded in his sense, considering “high” risk of a second wave of contamination.