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Watch: 'Shop as normal,' Johnson tells UK citizens amid shortage concerns

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson urged the public to "shop as normal" in response to fears that supermarkets may run out of food after the UK-France border was closed over the weekend.

French authorities banned crossings from the UK after it was confirmed a new coronavirus strain was spreading rapidly in London and southeast England.

But Johnson said during a news conference on Monday afternoon that "the vast majority of food, medicines and other supplies are coming and going as normal."

Watch the full statement back in the video player at the top of this page.