Health minister Nadine Dorries, who recovered from coronavirus last month, has hit out at journalists asking the Government about the UK’s “exit strategy”. In an extraordinary Tweet, she said the Government will not lift the nationwide lockdown until a vaccine has been made, which experts say won’t become unavailable until 18 months time. The Tory MP said: “Journalists should stop asking about an ‘exit strategy.’
“There is only one way we can ‘exit’ full lockdown and that is when we have a vaccine.
“Until then, we need to find ways we can adapt society and strike a balance between the health of the nation and our economy.”
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan said the claim was “astonishing” and described it as a remarkable break from previous Government statements on when the lockdown will end.
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