Boris Johnson sensationally admitted he ‘can’t rule out’ plunging Britain into a COVID lockdown in the future, despite only just releasing the nation from two years of crippling restrictions.
The Prime Minister previously promised the route back to normality was ‘irreversible’, seemingly consigning the inhuman measures to history.
But Johnson has now said it would be ‘irresponsible’ for the Government not to keep blanket shutdown rules in its playbook. He added: ‘I’m not going to take any options off the table.’
In an interview with GB News set to be aired tomorrow, the PM insisted any decision on bringing back curbs must get the balance right between prioritising public health and saving lives.
His comments come as COVID cases soared to a new high in England over the last month. Daily hospital admissions are currently on par with Omicron’s January peak, although the majority of patients aren’t primarily being treated for the virus.