COVID-19: Boris Johnson wants ‘cautious but irreversible progress’ in lifting lockdown | Politics News

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Boris Johnson has mentioned his plan for lifting England’s coronavirus lockdown is for there to be “cautious but irreversible” progress in easing restrictions.

“We have to be very prudent and what we wish to see is progress that’s cautious but irreversible,” the prime minister mentioned on his plan for alleviating COVID-19 measures.

“I feel that is what the general public and other people up and down the nation will wish to see. Progress that’s cautious but irreversible.”

The PM is anticipated to announce a roadmap out of lockdown on 22 February – and he mentioned the plan would come with the earliest attainable dates for reopening the financial system.

“If we presumably can, we’ll be setting out dates,” he mentioned.

“If, due to the speed of an infection, now we have to push one thing off slightly bit to the proper – delay it for slightly bit – we cannot hesitate to try this.”