PM warns of NHS 'disastrous consequences' if rules not followed

Boris Johnson has warned that there will be “disastrous consequences” for the NHS without new tiered coronavirus restrictions in place when the national lockdown ends next week.

The prime minister, facing a Commons showdown with his own MPs over the harsh measures, called on the nation to “collaborate” on tiering, testing and vaccines.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he insisted it was too early to relax restrictions, but said Easter was a “real chance to return to something like normal life”.

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Mr Johnson said, “We can’t blow it now. We can’t just throw it all away – not when freedom is in sight. We’ve worked too hard, lost too many, sacrificed too much just to see our efforts.” to be burned. ” in another volcanic eruption of the virus …

“We are almost out of our captivity. We can see the sunlit highland pastures ahead of us. But if we try to jump over the fence now, we will just get tangled in the last barbed wire, with disastrous consequences for the NHS.

The UK coronavirus death toll rose to 58,030 after another 479 people were killed by the disease.

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