“British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is “past the peak” of its coronavirus outbreak and has promised a comprehensive plan for restarting the country’s flagging economy.
“Mr Johnson, fronting his first daily press conference in more than a month after recovering from COVID-19, urged Britons to hold firm during the strict lockdown and not “risk a second spike” of the virus.
“”I can confirm today that for the first time, we are past the peak of this disease,” Mr Johnson said from Downing Street.
“It comes as the UK recorded another 647 coronavirus deaths, taking the official total to 26,711 people — a figure only topped around the world by Italy and the United States.”
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