Brian May warns 'don't be as insanely optimistic as Boris' over Covid

Brian May has issued a stark warning over the relaxation of Covid restrictions during a visit to Selsey yesterday (Thursday, July 8).

From left: Cllr Donna Johnson of Selsey Town Council, Chichster College student Megan Masters, and Brian May

The world-famous musician urged Observer readers to continue to be vigilant as lockdown measures ease after a friend, who despite having both doses of the vaccine, contracted Covid this week.

Speaking to this newspaper, Brian said: "My message to everyone really is even if you're vaccinated - be careful. Don't think that the bombs have stopped dropping and don't be as insanely optimistic as Boris."

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This comes as Boris Johnson is set to lift all Covid restrictions on so-called 'Freedom Day' on July 19.

He made the comments during a visit to Selsey yesterday as he unveiled the first of five seal sculptures, designed and created by Chichester College students, form part of a 'seal trail' through the town.

Read more here: Here's why Queen guitarist Brian May was in Selsey today

The sculpture was dedicated to the late astronomer and presenter Sir Patrick Moore.

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