While a fresh wave of infections could certainly derail the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown, there is also the looming threat of potential bans on vaccine exports to the UK.
EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has threatened to block vaccines from the bloc to the UK in the wake of the EU’s struggling vaccine programme.
However, when asked about the risk of the EU’s actions derailing Britain’s vaccine programme, Mr Johnson said he did not think that that would happen.
He said: “I’m reassured by talking to EU partners over the last few months, they don’t want to see blockades, I think that’s very very important.”
The Prime Minister also said Britain would be continuing with its vaccination programme, and confirmed that the plan to ease restrictions in line with the roadmap was on track.