Boris Johnson warns Britain will soon 'feel the effects' of third Covid wave in Europe

BORIS Johnson warns Britain will soon "feel the effects" of Europe's third wave of Covid as he vows to vaccinate population as quickly as possible.

Speaking today on a visit to Preston, the PM said Britain wouldn't be able to escape the effects on soaring infections on the continent, despite Britain's vaccine programme going from strength to strength.

But he said he would continue to "bash on with the roadmap we set out" with the "programme we have got" so far despite fears it could delay our own unlocking.

He said today: "On the continent right now you can see sadly there is a third wave underway, and people in this country should be under no illusions.

"Previous experience has taught us that when a wave hits our friends, I'm afraid it washes up on our shores as well, and I expect we will feel those effects in due course.

"That's why we are getting on with our vaccination programme as fast as we can.

"But a vaccination campaign – these are international projects and they require international cooperation to make things happen."

It comes as cases are soaring on the continent – and their jabs rollout lags far behind Britain's.

  • There are fears summer holidays could be at risk due to the chances of bringing back a more deadly variant into the country which may be more resistant to vaccines

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has urged the Government to take a cautious approach amid the surge in infections on the continent – but has not called for a change to Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, it was reported at the weekend.

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