BORIS Johnson says the UK is “not out of the woods yet” despite cases falling for five days – and warned infections could easily spike again.
Speaking on behalf of the PM, a Downing Street spokesman said:” Obviously any reduction in cases is encouraging. But the PM has stressed many times before that the pandemic is not over and we are not out of the woods yet.
“We said last week, when we moved to step 4, that allowing large numbers of people to meet in indoor settings would have an impact on case numbers, and it remains the case that we won’t have seen the impact of step 4 yet in terms of cases numbers.”
“So, as we always do, we will continue to keep all the stats under the review,” they added.
It comes after the number of new Covid cases in the UK dropped for the fifth day in a row – a sustained fall in outside of lockdown for the first time since the pandemic began.
The number of people testing positive for Covid plunged from 49,000 last Sunday to 29,173 yesterday, building hopes Brits may be past the worst. It’s also the first time cases have fallen below 30,000 since July 6.
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Source: The Sun
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