Cabinet agreed it was time to act in COVID crisis, says PM's spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (not pictured) in Downing Street in London, Britain October 8, 2020. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top team of cabinet ministers agreed at a weekend meeting that the country was at a critical point in the coronavirus crisis and that it was important to act now, his spokesman said on Monday.

“Cabinet agrees that we’re at a critical point as we confront the second wave of the virus and it is important that we take steps to limit the spread of the virus,” the spokesman told reporters.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden