BORIS Johnson is "very confident" a winter lockdown won't be needed as he prepares to unveil a toolbox of measures to avoid a seasonal spike.
But he refused to give a cast-iron guarantee, stressing: "We've got to do everything that's right to protect the country."
Downing Street is adamant reintroducing draconian restrictions would only be a "last resort".
The PM will tomorrow lay out his blueprint to avoid another NHS-crippling spike throughout the colder months.
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