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UK PM Johnson says would be "inhuman" to ban Christmas

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers walk down pedestrianised Regent Street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday defended his government’s decision to ease restrictions to stop the COVID-19 spread over the festive period, saying it would be inhuman to “ban Christmas”.

“I want to be clear we don’t want to, as I say, to ban Christmas, to cancel it,” he told a media conference. “And I think that would be frankly inhuman and against the instincts of many people in this country.”

Reporting by Michael Holden. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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