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Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris and Co issue guidelines on how to cook your Covid Christmas turkey...

Boris: I want to begin by saying that it's only through our collective endeavours that we will successfully tackle this turkey. Our turkey is oven-ready. So, let us not prevaricate - as Pericles himself said, the sunlit uplands of Christmas repast await. First, we must heat the oven to a scientifically calibrated temperature. Chris, over to you.

Chris Whitty: Let me make it clear that this will not happen overnight. The turkey is going to be with us for some time until the temperature is right. Slide one, please. As you can see from this graph, the temperature is already rising quite quickly and, if it continues at this rate, the R (roasting) number is likely to spike. Slide two, please. We are hoping that it will plateau soon, but until then it would be foolhardy to open the oven door. For now, the turkey must remain in lockdown.


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