Johnson says fresh UK lockdown not on cards as COVID-19 cases rise

Johnson says fresh UK lockdown not on cards as COVID-19 cases rise

23/10/2021 7:50:00 AM

Johnson says fresh UK lockdown not on cards as COVID-19 cases rise

As advisers suggest that acting early with lighter measures to cut rising case numbers would reduce the need for tougher restrictions later, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a new COVID-19 lockdown is not on the cards.

Key points:The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies advised the government to prepare new measuresBut Mr Johnson said another lockdown was not "on the cards"COVID prevalence in the UK is at its highest level since JanuaryThe UK government has said there is no need yet to introduce a Plan B involving mask mandates, work-from-home orders and vaccine passports, although such measures could be introduced if more people did not come forward for COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots.

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How many people is he prepared to let die first? JohnsonLiedPeopleDied BorisJohnsonMustGo ScottyFollowsBoris LNPCorruptionParty He'll get his wish, let the bodies stack up!!! No one should be locked up just for a virus. Ha , ha , ha ‘acting early, with lighter measures to cut rising case numbers, will reduce the need for tougher restrictions later.’ Just ask Melbourne 👍😂

Yeah no shit it's not over... I think Europe should pull up the drawbridge from the Sickly Isles! Re-electability is the only thing on his mind. He obviously doesn’t care how many people die. Move on. Can’t hide forever. Well done Boris Expect Johnson to announce a fresh lockdown by the end of the weekend.

That'sBot what you Said Yesterday,Boris!!🙄🙄You can tell your'e a Conservative!!🙄🙄😑😑

Let it rip money over lives Whenever new strain comes, pathogen changes. Hopefully the survival rates get better and better. That is a bad choice, mark my words, sorry. Yes but at least invoke sensible precautions. Stay with Dan's plan. A free for all opening is a false freedom. Look at those weekends premierleague crowd. NO MASK AT ALL. Sooner or later, it will blow up again. Back to square one. Quick bucks for those PL Clubs for a few months!!

UK going to be the Guinea pig going into second winter. Let’s hope it’s a positive outcome 🤞🏾 He’s doing elbow bumps so it’s all okay. No just a nice fresh variant, Delta+, caused by letting Delta run free in the community, giving time for mutations to develop, and more contagious than Delta. Thanks Boris.

Johnson also says vaccines don't stop transmission, so allowing vaccinated people to arrive from overseas without quarantining is just reckless idiocy. Especially given the Delta plus strain is 10% of UK cases, and we have zero in Australia. auspol

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a new COVID-19 lockdown is not on the cards, as advisers warn that acting early, with lighter measures to cut rising case numbers, will reduce the need for tougher restrictions later. Key points: The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies advised the government to prepare new measures But Mr Johnson said another lockdown was not "on the cards" COVID prevalence in the UK is at its highest level since January The UK government has said there is no need yet to introduce a Plan B involving mask mandates, work-from-home orders and vaccine passports, although such measures could be introduced if more people did not come forward for COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. Mr Johnson scrapped England's COVID-19 restrictions in the summer , and said that, while case numbers were rising, the trend was in line with what was expected. Earlier, he said that the widespread deployment of vaccines this year meant that the link between cases and deaths had been disrupted, in contrast with earlier stages of the pandemic. Asked about the possibility of another lockdown over winter, the Conservative UK leader was careful with his words. "I've got to tell you, at the moment, that we see absolutely nothing to indicate that that is on the cards at all." While Mr Johnson has scrapped the legal requirement to wear masks, he said they should still be worn in confined spaces, especially when meeting strangers. Infections up 17.9 per cent Over the past seven days, COVID-19 infections in Britain were up 17.9 per cent, with 52,009 reported on Thursday, and the reproduction — "R" number — estimated between 1.0 and 1.2.