Boris Johnson is receiving daily updates on COVID-19 but is not doing gov't work, PM Spokesman says

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20 April 2020

The spokesman for Boris Johnson stated on Monday that the prime minister receives daily updates on the coronavirus situation in the country but he isn't doing any government work, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

Speaking further, the spokesman said that Britain needs to be sure that any lifting or easing of social distancing measures does not lead to a second wave of the outbreak.

"If you move too quickly then the virus could begin to spread exponentially again. What we need to be certain of is that if we move to lift some of the social distancing measures it isn't going to lead to the virus starting to spread exponentially again," the spokesman told reporters.

Earlier in the day, Financial Times reported that the UK government ministers were split over Britain’s lockdown exit strategy and timeline.