England must come out of pandemic safely, not rush, minister says

Britain's PM Johnson holds a coronavirus briefing at 10 Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The British authorities are determined to lead England out of the pandemic as fast as safely possible, but no faster, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Tuesday when asked about the cautious pace of a roadmap announced a day earlier.

"We're all absolutely determined to come out of this as fast as safely possible, but no faster," Hancock said on Sky News.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Estelle Shirbon, Editing by Paul Sandle)