Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic has been a “disaster” for Britain


JILL LAWLESS Associated Press

June 29, 2020, 1:24 PM

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LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Monday that the coronavirus pandemic has been a “disaster” for Britain, as he announced a spending splurge designed to get the country — and his faltering Conservative government — back on track.

As the U.K. emerges from a three-month lockdown, Johnson has lined up big-money pledges on schools, housing and infrastructure, in an attempt to move on from an outbreak that has left more than 43,000 Britons dead — the worst confirmed death toll in

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