Boris Johnson rallies behind Britain’s youth and swears not to let Covid

BORIS JOHNSON assured to come good for “generation lockdown” as he thanked Britain’s youth for “carrying the burden” of the pandemic.

The PM vowed he wouldn’t let Britain’s youth down, and stays “identified” to guarantee young people’s “prospects aren’t damaged” by Covid.

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He acknowledging the “enormous sacrifice” made by children whose lives have been turned “upside down” by the pandemic.

In a short article for the Sunday Express, Mr Johnson thanked youths for putting up with “a virus that rarely poses a lethal threat to them”.

He stated: “I am determined that their potential customers should not be harmed by whatever they have actually been through.

” They have actually carried this concern willingly and with terrific durability– and they deserve the thanks of the nation.”

It comes as the PM promised an additional ₤ 300million of “catch-up cash” for every level of education – from early years to schools and colleges – on top of ₤ 1billion announced in 2015.

Continuing, the PM acknowledged the toll that the hardships of the coronavirus crisis have actually had on young people.

” The psychological health and wellness of youths has, obviously, suffered during the pandemic,” he added.

” The empathy and forbearance of the youth of Britain has made all of us proud.”

It comes as Boris Johnson cautioned Saturday that it is “still early days” to begin discussing opening society reports suggested clubs could reopen in Might.

The Prime Minister has committed to setting out a “plan” later on this month for relieving constraints as he deals with pressure from Conservative MPs to relax the present lockdown once the most susceptible have actually been vaccinated.

Downing Street verified on Friday that the vaccine programme prepared to reach all those aged 50 and over, as well as adults aged 16-65 in an at-risk group, by May.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson recently revealed schools can not reopen before March 8.


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The PM stated he “comprehends individuals want to go even more” and return to regular as rapidly as possible – and firmly insisted: “I share that seriousness.”

But he vowed not to open schools prematurely to avoid the danger of the country being “forced into reverse” in case coronavirus infections begin to increase as soon as again.

The PM added: “This is the mindful technique, it’s better to stay with that.”

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