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Linda Lusardi slams government for lifting of restrictions after Covid battle


Covid survivor Linda Lusardi says Boris Johnson is making a big mistake by lifting all restrictions later this month.

From July 19 a raft of limitations will vanish with face masks, social distancing, QR codes and ordering at the bar in pubs no longer a legal requirement in England.

Scientists have warned it is too soon and one study suggests cases could reach 120,000 every day when most of the last remaining lockdown restrictions are gone.

Former model Linda and her husband Sam Kane both contracted the virus in March 2020.

The 62-year-old was hospitalised for nine days in the early part of the pandemic, and admits it was “a bit touch and go” as she fought for her life.

She says she is still suffering with long-term side effects now – and slammed the decision to open up as normal.



Linda is worried by all restrictions being removed later this month
Linda is worried by all restrictions being removed later this month

Speaking to FUBAR Radio, the Page 3 legend said the government are going too fast – and demanded to know why masks can’t continue to be a must on public transport.

She said of the Prime Minister: “I think he’s going to let it all go and it’s going to peak again.

“And I just hope that he doesn’t try and lock us all down again. That’s the last thing we want isn’t it.’

“I do think that we should be opening up, but I think we should keep the masks on, if we can.

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“Because that’s no real trouble to anyone, is it really?



Linda and her husband Sam were both hospitalised with Covid-19
Linda and her husband Sam were both hospitalised with Covid-19

“Public transport, absolutely one hundred per cent. Especially in the underground. I think we should be wearing them.

“Even if it just stops you getting the usual cold every Christmas it’s worth it.”

She went on: “They say things like ‘We will only get 17 deaths a day and we’ll only get this.’ I think that’s a lot for something that we could stop, you know, those 17 dying, if we took a few more precautions.

“For the sake of going to the pub and having a drink, when you can go in your garden and have a drink with friends. You know, you might save more lives if you just keep this sort of calmed down for a bit.”



Her kids had therapy after her near-fatal Covid battle
Her kids had therapy after her near-fatal Covid battle

Linda recently revealed her children had to undergo therapy as they were so traumatised by her near-fatal coronavirus battle.

She says their children Lucy, 25, and Jack, 22, feared they would lose both their parents after seeing them fall ill at the same time.

But the star made the decision not to have treatment herself, saying: “I did think about therapy but I didn’t in the end. I got to talk about it a lot in interviews and I think it was actually worse for people around me because I didn’t realise how bad I was.

“I think my husband Sam should have some because he still gets flashbacks about me not coming home and the fear and trauma he went through thinking I wouldn’t make it.”

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