Coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson warns the pandemic is not over as he is set to confirm July 19 Freedom Day

BORIS JOHNSON is set to offer a “one-way road to freedom” tomorrow by announcing Freedom Day on 19 July will go ahead – BUT warns the pandemic is not over.

In a statement released on Sunday night, he said “the global pandemic is not over yet”.

“Cases will rise as we unlock, so as we confirm our plans today, our message will be clear. Caution is absolutely vital, and we must all take responsibility so we don’t undo our progress”, he warned.

It comes as the UK has seen a massive upsurge in the number of cases and hospitalisations.

UK Covid cases have risen by 31,772 with a total of 512,145 confirmed cases.

And 26 more fatalities were reported today, making the grim total 128,425  – with 203 deaths in the past seven days.

And according to Government data up to July 10, of the 80,646,232 Covid jabs given in the UK so far, 45,881,721 were first doses.

Read our coronavirus live blog below for the latest updates…


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