IF Boris Johnson is looking at data, rather than dates, before deciding the road map to recovery then yesterday’s figures should have him thinking about lifting restrictions sooner rather than later.
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Boris Johnson is right to remain cautious because this lockdown must be the very lastCredit: AFP
Cases down by two thirds in a month; falls in every region; and the R rate down as low as 0.6.
Meanwhile, Covid deaths have fallen by more than 25 per cent in a week.
The Prime Minister is right to remain cautious because this lockdown must be the very last, but it is clearly working and if the vaccine is as effective as expected we will finally be winning the war on the virus.
It is not by accident.
There are heroes of this battle everywhere you look.
NHS staff and key workers who have been on the front line since the very start of the pandemic have been joined by the military and an army of volunteers in the incredible vaccine roll-out.
And while police have had the tricky task of cracking down on Covidiots, the vast majority of Brits have stoically endured unprecedented curtailments of our freedoms to beat the disease.
The UK may have been woefully unprepared for the pandemic, but we are helping to lead the world out of it.
Haul for one
AMONG those who have more than proved their worth during the Covid crisis are the hauliers who have worked tirelessly through successive lockdowns.
It is the unsung lorry drivers who have kept our supermarket shelves stocked; it is the delivery drivers working all hours who have brought groceries and goods to our doors while we have been locked in.
If Rishi Sunak raises fuel duty it would be a hammer blow to ‘not just motorists but their families’Credit: Simon Walker HM Treasury
It would be a hammer blow to “not just motorists but their families”, as a Treasury minister once admitted.
Let’s hope the key lieutenants advising Chancellor Rishi Sunak have not forgotten their previous opposition to the hated levy.
IT is obviously a worry that 99-year-old Prince Philip has gone into hospital.
Prince Philip pictured last November with the Queen has gone into hospitalCredit: PA:Press Association
Get well soon, Philip.
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