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Boris Johnson: Coronavirus has been an absolute nightmare

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Boris Johnson: Coronavirus has been an absolute nightmare

Boris Johnson: Coronavirus has been an absolute nightmare

The coronavirus pandemic has been an "absolute nightmare" and a "disaster" for the country, Boris Johnson has said, as he promised a "whack-a-mole" strategy to tackling local flare-ups of the virus.

The Prime Minister told the newly launched Times Radio he wanted to set out a plan to "bounce forward" following the pandemic.

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