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Boris Johnson: easing lockdown will increase Covid infections

PM says ‘people have just got to understand’ that vaccines alone will not stop spread of coronavirus

Easing lockdown will inevitably create a rise in coronavirus deaths, Boris Johnson has said, crediting the lockdown rather than vaccines for “the bulk of the work” in reducing recent infection rates.

While the prime minister’s comments were intended as a reminder to people to take care amid the latest loosening of rules in England, they are likely to annoy some Conservative backbenchers who are eager for reopening to happen more rapidly.

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