Boris Johnson apologises to businesses for 'nightmare' Covid situation

Boris Johnson has apologised to businesses for the “nightmare” Covid situation and vowed that England’s second national lockdown will end on December 2. In a pre-recorded speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference, the Prime Minister said: “I wan to apologise to all of you who are experiencing the frustrations and the nightmare of the Covid world. “I know how tough it has been for you and I’m full of admiration for the determination you’ve shown in persevering through this crisis. “I want to thank you for the heroic efforts you’ve made to look after your employees, to make your premises Covid-secure, putting in Perspex screens, all the trouble you’ve gone to in complying with the kinds of diktats that I never believed we would have to impose which, I assure you, go completely against every free market instinct I possess. “And, believe me, we will end these autumn measures on December 2 when they expire.”