UK PM Johnson says level of COVID infections still alarmingly high

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the levels of COVID-19 infections remained 'alarmingly high', adding he hoped the vaccination programme would still allow the government to open schools from March 8. Although 'there are some signs of hope, the numbers of COVID patients in hospital are beginning to fall for the first time since the onset of this new wave, the level of infection is still alarmingly high,' Johnson told a media conference.

Reuters February 04, 2021 00:14:02 IST
UK PM Johnson says level of COVID infections still alarmingly high

UK PM Johnson says level of COVID infections still alarmingly high

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the levels of COVID-19 infections remained "alarmingly high", adding he hoped the vaccination programme would still allow the government to open schools from March 8.

Although "there are some signs of hope, the numbers of COVID patients in hospital are beginning to fall for the first time since the onset of this new wave, the level of infection is still alarmingly high," Johnson told a media conference.

(Reporting by Sarah Young, writing by Andrew MacAskill, editing by Michael Holden)

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