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No ‘cast-iron guarantee’ that this is the last lockdown, admits Boris Johnson

Telegraph, 16 Feb 2021
Boris Johnson has admitted he could not give a "cast-iron guarantee" that the current lockdown would be the last one.

"We want this lockdown to be the last. And we want progress to be cautious but also irreversible," he told a Downing Street press conference.

The Prime Minister said he was "increasingly optimistic" about the possibilities of easing restrictions, with science "in the ascendancy" against the virus, but did not rule out more to come.

"I'm very hopeful that we'll be able to go ahead and open things up, but to say I can give an absolute cast iron guarantee that we won't face further difficulties and have to think harder and deeper about some problems, no at this stage I can't," he said.

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