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PM Johnson does not want second national coronavirus lockdown

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street on his way to the Houses of Parliament, London, Britain September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he did not want to see a second national lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic, saying it would be completely wrong for Britain and be financially disastrous.

“I don’t want a second national lockdown,” he told a parliamentary committee. “I think it would be completely wrong for this country and we are going to do everything in our power to prevent it ... I very much doubt that the financial consequences would be anything but disastrous.”

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Alistair Smout