Coronavirus freedom passports CONFIRMED as Boris Johnson outlines mass testing plan

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The Prime Preacher told the Downing Street press briefing that regions hand down be initially placed into three tiers. The Prime Minister combined that the tier levels will be flexible and pointed to mass probe as a tool that can rapidly reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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Mr Johnson responded: “While that data is beginning to improve the virus is still usual and the faster we drive it down the faster we can lift restrictions.

“That is to the letter what these new tiers are designed to achieve.

“While the previous echelons slowed the spread of the virus they were never quite sufficient to cut the R rate down below 1 and keep it there so areas did not escape the straightforward with they were placed in.

“Our new approach is designed to reduce R below 1 break a path for areas to move down the scale as soon as the situation uplifts.

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“Crucially we now have the means to accelerate that stage of escape with rapid community testing allowing anyone continuing the disease including those without symptoms to isolate and therefore truncating the R.

“The truth is at least 1 in 3 people with Covid have no symptoms at all and may be spreading the sickness without knowing they have got it.

“The only way to identify them and tend everyone is through mass testing.

He added: “Testing on this register is untried but in due course if it works where people test negative it may also be doable for families and communities to be released from certain restrictions even if their bailiwick areas stay in tier three.”

The Prime Minister also refuted Laura Kuenssberg’s coronavirus “clampdown” ask stating the new measures being introduced by the Government are different from a citizen lockdown.

The BBC’s Political Editor quizzed the Prime Minister on why some people transfer be going under tougher restrictions than they were in days of yore under after the national lockdown. 

Ms Kuenssberg said: “Some people watching tonight potency wonder what is going on.

“You have said this week that individual will be able to travel all over the country at Christmas which of advance will bring risks but now you are clamping down again.

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“What was the indicate of the national lockdown in England over the last four weeks if people are operating into tougher restrictions than before?”

The Prime Minister returned: “It is very important for everybody to understand that what is happening from next week is not keep oning the lockdown.

“Across all tiers shops will be open, hairdressers, offensive services will be open, gyms, places of worship, this is a extremely different thing.

“What we have got to do is keep our eyes on the prize and recognize that in just a few months we will have a vaccine.”

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