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Lockdown roadmap is 'one-way road to freedom', says Boris Johnson

Telegraph, 23 Feb 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the nation the government's plan to ease lockdown gradually over the next four months is a "one-way road to freedom".

Speaking after the publication of his roadmap for ending lockdown in England, the Prime Minister said the vaccine programme had "shifted the odds in our favour" and paved the way for all restrictions to end by the end of June.

But Mr Johnson also stuck a note of caution, warning that there will be five-week intervals between each stage of reopening, and ministers will not hesitate to slow the roadmap to prevent another deadly spike if necessary.

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