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Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson defends regional lockdowns strategy as COVID-19 cases rise | FULL

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press conference Friday where he defended his government’s targetted local lockdowns approach to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in areas seeing an increase in infections.

“Some argue we should’ve introduced a national lockdown, I disagree,” Johnson said.

He added that the decisions to impose lockdowns on some areas where cases are rising were not easy to make, and thanked local authorities for cooperating.

Johnson’s government imposed a tiered system of further restrictions on parts of England on Monday, including shutting pubs and bars, as the COVID-19 outbreak accelerates.

The lockdowns took place in areas placed into the “Very High” alert level from Wednesday. The other levels in the new system are “Medium” and “High”.

The Prime Minister also touched on Brexit talks with European Union leaders at the EU Summit taking place in Belgium, saying the EU “is not willing” to consider a Canada-style trade agreement with the U.K. after Brexit.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada gets rid of almost all tariffs on goods between the two parties, which Johnson is hoping to get.

The U.K. has a total of over 676,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 43,000 deaths.

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  1. Avatar

    Hold 🇨🇳China accountable!
    – China's Xi Jinping and
    – WHO's Tedros
    should be criminally charged and arrested immediately for their roles in the Wuhan outbreak.

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    The 🇨🇳Chinese regime is the root cause of the problem. Everything is a state secret. It's unable to learn (Sars, Covid-19),  failed to take criticism and evaded rules and norms.
    This pandemic is only a refection of that.

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    China intentionally infected the entire world!

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    covid19 is the acronym of the system to track vaccinations AI and the flu+fungus illness.

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    I bet the allergy medicines sales are thru the roof

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    If a fungus would explain why monsanto roundup saw so many lawsuits.

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    Sorry no deaths from covidvunder 40. It's the least dangerous thing to have any kockdowns for.

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    Notice the trolls trying to instigate a war with China. That’s next. All wars are bankers wars. This will be no different. China’s leader to his army to prepare for war. The USA is pulling troops from the Middle East. WW3 on it’s way. Make no mistake that this was all preplanned.

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    When will politicians figure out we don't care what they think. What is important is what we think.

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    But look at the figures people 500,000 tests a day ..do the math in 135.77 days(4 1/2 months) from today the whole country would have been tested.. ?? So what about the last 6 months which is not accounted for in these stats?? ..I'm confused

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    Dont lock down. You need people to help find who is spreading fungus in your area. Plus, lock downs lead to scarcity including in food. Best to Know who is for you and who is against you by their deed ie fruits.

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    Wonder if theres any financial incentive involved in decisions.

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    Boris is pure evil.

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    See global burden of disease, consortium, agreement approval of research studies on humans, the countries, institutes and doctors, cephalagia, headaches, sleeping sickness, mold /fungal, tb

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    Also mw technology (from satelites or drones) and fungal growth

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    Too bad his WHO guy Nabbaro, the mayor of Manchester and millions and millions of others….disagree. World Revolution is coming……hold on.

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    Fungar. Living architecture. Building materials, clothing, much more made from fungus.

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    ‘It’s Easier to Fool People Than to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled’ – Mark Twain

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    What we should be talking about… WE scandal, SNC scandal, No budget, Overreaching Government, Prolonged lockdown, Ethics issues, and my favorite blk face/Indian face……

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    ᴅʀᴀᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ʟɪɴᴇ ᴀɢᴀɪɴꜱᴛ ᴏᴘᴘʀᴇꜱꜱɪᴏɴ

    People are WAKING UP from this 3 ring circus sideshow of control freaks.
    Time to pack up the tents mthrfkrs.
    thelinecanada dot com

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    LOCKDOWNS DONT WORK! Simple!!

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