Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has disclosed that the country has passed the peak of its coronavirus outbreak.
Boris, who said this when he led the British government’s coronavirus briefing for the first time since recovering from Covid-19, added that the country was looking towards a lockdown exit strategy.
He added that he would set out a comprehensive plan next week to outline the government’s policies on restarting its economy, re-opening schools and enabling Britons to travel to work.
Boris Johnson Says UK Passes Peak Of COVID-19 Outbreak
However, he cautioned against easing restrictions too early, which, according to him, could cause a second peak and lift the virus’s reproduction rate.
Johnson further disclosed that another 674 people had died from coronavirus in the UK in the past 24 hours.
He said more than 81,000 tests were carried out over the past day, adding that the government had set a target of carrying out 100,000 tests by the end of April.
The Prime Minister also admitted the UK had faced logistical problems in getting personal protective equipment to frontline health workers, and frustrations in scaling up testing.