UK PM says there is light at end of COVID tunnel

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson wearing a face mask as he leaves Downing Street, in London
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson wearing a face mask as he leaves Downing Street, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday there was light at the end of the tunnel on COVID-19 as England entered its second countrywide lockdown - for four weeks - to prevent a rising number of cases and deaths from the virus.

"The UK government and the devolved administrations are working together on a joint approach to the Christmas period, because all of us want to ensure families can come together, wherever they live," he told a media conference.

"The advice I've received suggests that four weeks is enough for these measures to make a real impact so these rules will expire. There is light at the end of the tunnel."

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison)