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Johnson defends UK border controls, reopening plans

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his government's border control regime amid the coronavirus pandemic and told reporters he believes the country is going at the "right pace" in terms of its reopening plans.

"Some people say we should go faster, some people say we should be more hesitant. I think we are going at the right pace, education is the priority, getting all schools open on March 8 is something that we have set our hearts on for a long time and I am confident we will be ready," Johnson said on Monday.

The prime minister also underlined that there is nothing that suggests that the current COVID-19 vaccines are ineffective against new strains of the virus. Regarding the UK's border controls during the pandemic, Johnson described it as a "very tough regime."

Breaking the News / JC