Boris Johnson: UK Can Turn Tide Of Virus Spread ‘Within 12 Weeks’

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive at the Manchester Central convention complex to attend the second day of the annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester, north-west England on September 30, 2019.  Ben STANSALL / AFP

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said he was confident the country can slow the spread of coronavirus in the next three months through tough measures to cut social contact.

“Looking at it all, we can turn the tide within the next 12 weeks… but only if we all take the steps that we have outlined. That’s vital. That’s how we are going to reduce the peak,” he said.