British PM Johnson delayed his plans to lift Covid-19 lockdown restrictions by a month on Monday, warning that the more infectious Delta variant meant if he did nothing, hospital admissions could hit the peak of the first wave of the pandemic.
Johnson had hoped to lift most social restrictions on June 21, meaning pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and other hospitality venues could fully reopen.
meant if he did nothing, hospital admissions could hit the peak of the first wave of the pandemic.Under the final stage of a plan outlined by Johnson in February, he had hoped to lift most social restrictions on June 21, meaning pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and other hospitality venues could fully reopen.
That much-anticipated step was pushed back to July 19.Download theNBC News appfor breaking news and politics"I think it is sensible to wait just a little longer," Johnson told a news conference."As things stand, and on the evidence that I can see right now. I'm confident that we will not need more than four weeks."
The extra time would be used to speed upBritain's vaccination program— already one of the world's furthest advanced — by shortening the recommended time between doses for those aged over 40 to eight weeks from 12 weeks.The situation would be reviewed on June 28, which could allow the reopening being brought forward, although Johnson's spokesman said this was considered unlikely. headtopics.com
June 14, 202104:43In recent weeks there has been fast growth in new cases caused by the Delta variant, first discovered in India. Health officials believe it is 60 percent more transmissible than the previous dominant strain and scientists have warned that it could trigger a third wave of infections.Read more: NBC News »
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UK's Johnson delays lockdown easing for England by 4 weeksLONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks until July 19 as a result of the spread of the delta variant. 'Now is the time to ease off the accelerator, because by being cautious now we have the chance in the next four weeks to save many thousands of lives by vaccinating millions more people.” COVID19 UKcovid19 CoronavirusPandemic WearAMask Smart man, because it’s back, slower but back CDCgov needs to get the booster done. I would cry if i lived in the UK rn lol
More support for businesses expected if UK delays lockdown easing - ministerMore government support for businesses is likely if there is a delay to easing Britain's lockdown restrictions, junior health minister Edward Argar said on Monday. Pub practice delayed. But Boris disregards the distancing and masks one notices.
U.K. expected to delay reopening as Delta variant accounts for 90% of cases and U.S. court upholds mandatory vaccinationThe global tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed above 176 million on Monday, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was e3xpected to delay the full... There is no way I'd want an unvaccinated doctor or nurse treating me. nice
Boris Johnson extends current lockdown rules in England due to concerns over Delta Covid variantPrime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a delay to the next phase of England's reopening.
Covid: Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeksSenior ministers sign off a decision to pause the lifting of Covid restrictions in England beyond 21 June.
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