Boris Johnson warns against relaxing UK lockdown as he returns to work after battle with coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that the UK is at the point of “maximum risk” with regard to the coronavirus, in his first public remarks since recovering from the virus.

Johnson said he would not “throw away the sacrifice of the British people” by easing lockdown restrictions too quickly.

Johnson spoke in Downing Street, the first time he is seen him at Number 10 since he recovered from the coronavirus.

He said the government could not yet spell out how changes to the lockdown policy would be implemented – or how quickly.

Johnson returned to work on Monday under significant pressure to map out an exit strategy from lockdown restrictions, and to answer questions about a shortfall in testing in the UK.

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