Coronavirus latest – Covid deaths fall 70% in a month as PM denies sick ‘bodies pile high’ lockdown comment

CORONAVIRUS deaths in the UK have fallen by a staggering 70 per cent in a month.

This comes as Boris Johnson denied making a sick comment about letting covid victims’ “bodies pile high” to avoid another lockdown.

The Prime Minister quickly blasted the allegations as “lies” – and it is clear from the fact national and localised lockdowns continued that lives were actually saved as a result of his actions.

He also said that Britain has a “very good chance” of “opening up totally” on June 21 amid steadying Covid rates.

The claims appeared in the Mail on Sunday over the weekend, with the PM’s controversial former close aide Dominic Cummings accused of being behind them as part of a well-planned revenge hit on his former boss.

But as well as Boris branding those allegations “total rubbish”, Cummings’ claim he’d been cleared of being the so-called ‘Chatty Rat’ who leaked information about the UK lockdown in November were also dismissed.

While the PM’s actions do speak louder than any words he may or may not have said, new alleged witnesses have come forward to insist he did make the sick comments that he has since denied, according to MailOnline.

Both the BBC and ITV claim to have independently verified the Mail on Sunday’s story as correct having spoken to new “ear witnesses” who hadn’t spoken with the newspaper themselves.

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