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‘To all those enduring these restrictions… in all parts of the country, I want to repeat my thanks for your bravery, for your patience, and for your public spirited-ness’, he said.
Mr Johnson said the restrictions were working, and that the R number is now half its ‘natural rate’
He added that that treatments and medicines are getting better, and in the meantime, he wants to protect jobs and the economy.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak went on to announce three extra support schemes for companies and workers.
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