Europe's third wave may hit UK: Johnson

Johnson made the comments to reporters during a visit to BAE Systems on Monday (March 22), although he added that the government's roadmap to ease lockdown and social distancing restrictions remained on track.

He also said that he did not believe the European Union would follow through on threats to ban the export of vaccines to the UK.

"I'm reassured by talking to EU partners over the last few months, they don't want to see blockades," he said.