There’s no alternative to lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPs | World news | The Guardian

Boris Johnson has sought to persuade mutinous Conservative backbenchers to support his plan for a new coronavirus lockdown across England, saying that failing to act now would risk the “medical and moral disaster” of an overwhelmed NHS. Addressing the Commons about his plans for a four-week shutdown starting on Thursday, the prime minister also rejected the idea he had been too slow to act, saying it had been right to first try a regional system of different tiers of restrictions.

Source: There’s no alternative to lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPs | World news | The Guardian