BREAKING: Coronavirus rules ‘probably going to get tougher’, says Boris Johnson

Mr Johnson has signalled current anti-Covid measures were likely to get tougher, whilst appearing on the Andrew Marr Show.

He said: “What we are doing now is using the tiering system, which is a very tough system… and, alas, probably about to get tougher to keep things under control.

“But, we will review it.”

He added: “And we have the prospect of vaccines coming down the track in their tens of millions.

“And that, I think, is something that should keep people going in what I predicted, back on your show in in October, will be a very bumpy period right now.

“It is bumpy and it’s going to be bumpy.”

Boris Johnson told the Andrew Marr show there will be 530,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at around 540 GP vaccination sites and around 101 hospital sites on Monday, “on top of the million or so that have already been vaccinated”.

“There are a few millions more Pfizer (vaccines) still to be used,” he added.

“We are rolling them out as fast as we can. And the issue is not so much one of distribution, and I saw some of your earlier guests sort of saying ‘well you know we haven’t got enough retired doctors to help administer (them)’.”

Asked about reports of potential volunteers being deterred by additional training and forms about “deradicalisation measures” and “fire drills”, Mr Johnson said: “I think it’s absurd and I know that the Health Secretary is taking steps to get rid of that pointless bureaucracy.”

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