- Boris Johnson, the prime minister of UK, has said that the lockdown in the country must go on to protect more lives
- In his public address on 10 Downing Street, he praised health officials that have been holding the fort
- The prime minister said that if activities untimely return, they could have grave consequences on the country
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Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the UK, has released a statement outside the popular 10 Downing Street on coronavirus situation in the country.
This would be the first public appearance the prime minister would be making since he recovered from the deadly virus.
In his address, he told the country that the lockdown in the UK must continue. The prime minister also put out claims that he would be tabling an exit plan as early as this week, UK Mirror reports.
Borris said that if the lockdown is quickly lifted, it may plunge the country into doom and even affect the country’s economy more.
"I refuse to throw away all the effort and the sacrifice of the British people and risk a second major outbreak and huge loss of life and the overwhelming of the NHS,” he said.
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Borris also added that the UK has been able to achieve some success despite the huge toll of death in the country.
The prime minister said they are graduating nearing the first phase of the crisis, saying it is all thanks to the patience, dedication, and good sense of judgment of the British people.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerians that are stranded in the United Kingdom expressed great frustration over how their evacuation is being delayed by the federal government.
The Nigerians said that the government does not have the right to keep its citizens out of the country for whatever reason.
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According to a statement released on Sunday, April 26, by Olajoke Adesipe, a representative of the Nigerians, most of them are negative for coronavirus.
The Nigerians, therefore, appealed to Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs, to urgently come to rescue them.
“The action of the Federal Government shutting its airports against Nigerians overseas is contrary to section14 (2) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” they said.
The stranded Nigerians asked the government to give them details on when they would be airlifted, the airlines that would do that, and how much they would be paying for their flights.
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