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British PM urges people to remain calm

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that people should shop as usual, food and medicine supplies will not be affected.

Speaking at a press conference on the deteriorating situation of corona virus in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that talks were underway with French authorities to resolve the crisis at the port of Dover.

Boris Johnson said he was aware of the concerns of various countries about the new virus, adding that 500,000 people had been vaccinated.
He said the possibility of the virus spreading through lorry drivers is extremely low, with goods arriving from the port of Dover accounting for only 20 per cent of the total.

Boris Johnson said he had spoken to French President Emmanuel Macron and that a solution could be found in a few hours.

The transport secretary said that last night 500 lorries were waiting in line to go to France, now it is more important to take care of social distance.

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