Rona’s return? Boris refuses to rule out another lockdown

Months after the world seemingly left China coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not rule out another lockdown being imposed on the British public.

Despite the damage to the economy and the impact on the mental and physical health of the public, the UK government will retain the option of locking down the country again, the Prime Minister has said.

In an interview with Tory MPs Phillip Davies and Esther McVey on GB News on Friday, Mr Johnson said: ‘I want to prevent something like this from happening again and I can’t rule something out, I can’t say that we wouldn’t. being forced to repeat non-pharmaceutical interventions as we did.

“I think it would be irresponsible for any leader of any democracy to say they’re going to rule out something that could save lives, and I believe the things we’ve done have saved Lives.”

Explaining his reasoning, Mr Johnson said a “new variant” could emerge, warning that there could be a strain of the Chinese coronavirus which has a greater impact on children than previous mutations.

“I’m not going to take any options off the table, but I don’t think that will happen. We are now in the phase, and this is the view of all advisers I speak to, where the virus is losing potency overall and where we have a massively vaccinated UK population, ”he said.

The statement drew considerable backlash among conservative-leaning commentators in the UK, particularly in light of members of Mr Johnson’s own government being fined by the Metropolitan Police for breaking their own lockdown rules during he series of drunken parties held in Downing Street, home to the Prime Minister’s official residence.

Commentator Dominique Samuels mentioned“I actually challenge him to try to impose this on the British people again after he and his team broke the very rules they forced us all to follow. I challenge him.

Laurence Fox, the actor who became leader of the Reclaim Party added: “Did not respect the last time. Wouldn’t comply if the hypocritical little toad tried again. It would be fun to see him try.

“All he would do is wake up more people.”

While the Prime Minister has tried to use children as one of the potential reasons for another lockdown, it is revealed that young people have potentially been among the main victims of previous lockdowns.

According to the National Health Service (NHS), mental health problems soared among children in 2021 to one in six children in England, up from one in nine in the year before the 2017 lockdown. 11- to 16-year-olds were most affected.

Warnings about the impact on children of reduced social contact and climate of fear are long-standing, with a 2021 report finding that the number of tweens self-harming had doubled more than six years ago.

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