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Boris Johnson refuses to rule out lockdown until summer as new variant spreads 'very fast indeed'

Boris Johnson has declined to say whether the national #lockdown will be over by summer, as he warned the new Covid variant was spreading "very fast indeed". On a visit to North West England, where Storm Christoph has caused flooding, Mr Johnson was asked whether restrictions would be eased by the summer. He said: "I think it's too early to say when we'll be able to lift some of the restrictions. For the latest #politics updates, follow our liveblog here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/01/21/boris-johnson-lockdown-end-storm-christoph-evactuation-brexit/ #BorisJohnson Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ► https://bit.ly/3idrdLH Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.

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