England must come out of pandemic safely, not rush, minister says

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),  in London
A woman wearing a protective mask waits at a bus stop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

February 23, 2021

LONDON (Reuters) – The British authorities are determined to lead England out of the pandemic as fast as safely possible, but no faster, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Tuesday when asked about the cautious pace of a roadmap announced a day earlier.

“We’re all absolutely determined to come out of this as fast as safely possible, but no faster,” Hancock said on Sky News.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Estelle Shirbon, Editing by Paul Sandle)