‘LET LONDON'S GREAT RETURN START NOW'
Evening Standard|January 21, 2022
BORIS AND SADIQ URGE PEOPLE BACK INTO CITY FOR WORK AND PLAY TO BOOST ECONOMY
Nicholas Cecil, Jonathan Prynn and David Bond
BORIS JOHNSON and Mayor Sadiq Khan today hailed the start of a “Great Return” into London as Tube figures showed more commuters already heading back to the city centre.

As Plan B restrictions were being ditched, with working from home guidance already gone, the Prime Minister said the capital could now “get back on its feet” after so many months of Covid misery. With parts of central London having resembled a ghost town during lockdowns, he told how it could look forward to “brighter days ahead”.

The Mayor emphasised that the capital’s reopening would reverse the “devastating decline” in the number of people coming into the city centre, which had dealt such a heavy blow to so many businesses.

However, he also warned Londoners against “complacency” in keeping Covid at bay, urging people to keep wearing a face mask on the Tube and other public transport, to test regularly and get vaccinated.

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