UK PM's position not too weak to impose further COVID-19 restrictions - Javid

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British Health Secretary Sajid Javid walks outside Downing Street in London
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  • Boris Johnson
    Boris Johnson
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2019
  • Sajid Javid
    British politician (born 1969)

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not too politically weak to bring in further COVID-19 restrictions if necessary, health minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday.

Johnson is facing the biggest crisis of his premiership after a litany of scandals and missteps, and earlier this week more than 100 of his own lawmakers voted against the government's latest measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

Asked on BBC Television if Johnson was too weak to bring in any further restrictions, Javid said: "No, I don't think that's the case ... if the government felt that further action had to be taken of course we would present that to parliament and it would be for parliament to decide."

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Jason Neely)

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