Guy Falkenbridge y Andy Bruce
LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) A British minister forcefully dismissed a report that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted the bodies “thousands more than the third” social and economic lockdown “order to prevent the infection of coronovirus. “Will heap up.
Johnson faces a series of accusations in British newspapers for a variety of reasons, ranging from his confusing initial response to the COVID-19 epidemic that funded the redistribution of his Downing Street flat.
The Daily Mail quoted Anonymous sources as saying that Johnson agreed to a second lockdown at an October meeting in Downing Street before saying: “There is no more fucking lockdown, let the bodies pile up by the thousands.”
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told Sky News: “Not true.”
“Now we’re coming to a comedy chapter of a sort of gossip stories, you know, talking about anonymous incidents from anonymous sources to anonymous advisors. You know, none of it is serious,” Wallace said.
The Daily Mail did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Leader of the opposition Labor Party, Keir Starr, said he was surprised by the news. “If he said those things, he should explain them,” he told the media.
Johnson imposed a third lockdown in January, though critics said it could be avoided if he gave the second lockdown a further tightening under pressure from key ministers.
(Edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)