Professor Chris Whitty said at a press conference on Downing Street today that Covid-19 will continue to pose a threat to vulnerable people like the flu or pneumonia in the coming winters

The coronavirus threat will be with us for the next few winters, said Professor Whitty

He says a swift lift of coronavirus restrictions would lead to an increase in the R-number

Boris Johnson said, “This is not the end of today, but it is clearly a roadmap that will lead us to the end”

He told a press conference on Downing Street that it was “a one-way street, we really hope”

Prof Whitty said there are still a “very significant” number of people living with coronavirus in the UK every day

He added, “There are still many people in the hospital with this disease. This is not the end, but this is the point where we can have a steady, risk-based, data-driven opening

“But everyone has to stick to the guidelines as they go through the various stages If we don’t, we will reach a stage where prices go very high and you will find that there are people out there who are not protected by the vaccinations

The government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, approved Prof Whitty “completely” added, “The caution of walking every five weeks is very important as we need to measure so we don’t go blind

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