‘Let’s not blow it,’ says Boris Johnson as English pubs reopen

PM gives Downing Street press conference as lockdown measures are eased again

Boris Johnson has implored people to behave responsibly and safely as England’s chief medical officer admitted Saturday’s easing of the lockdown left the country treading a narrow path with serious risks “on either side”.

In a press conference on the eve of changes that will allow restaurants, pubs and bars to reopen for the first time since March, the prime minister insisted “we are not out of the woods yet”.

“Let’s not blow it,” he said. Continue reading

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Dr. Fauci: ‘We need to engender some responsibility in people”

The top US expert in infectious diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci, spoke to Justin Webb and expressed his concern over the rise in coronavirus cases in the country, warning of the risk of a greater outbreak if the latest surge is not controlled. “We got hit very badly, worse than any country, with regard to the number of cases and the number of deaths. The problem we’re facing now is that in an attempt to so-called reopen or open the government and get it back to some form of normality, we’re seeing very disturbing spikes in different individual states in the US.” Dr Fauci was speaking as it was revealed that more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the US on Wednesday, a new one-day record.

With analysis from BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel.

Source: BBC Radio 4