Boris Johnson said he can see “nothing in the data” that means the easing of coronavirus measures on June 21 may not proceed
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will not hesitate to move countries off the green travel list, but he can see “nothing in the data”, meaning the easing of coronavirus measures on June 21 cannot proceed is.
the fourth and final stage of PM’s roadmap to ease the coronavirus The rules, called “Independence Day” and when the UK government aims to remove all legal limits on social interaction, are due in less than three weeks.
comes after The easing of coronavirus restrictions has been put on hold for millions in ScotlandBut from Saturday the rules will be relaxed in Glasgow. Most countries were due to step down a level in the Scottish five-tier system from next week.
But, in recent days, Boris Johnson has faced increasing calls from scientists to delay the full lifting of coronavirus restrictions because of the transmission of the virus. Indian version COVID-19, which is known to be more transmissible than other strains within the UK.
Speaking in Downing Street on Wednesday, Mr Johnson appeared positive about the prospects of his roadmap remaining on track on 21 June.
Yet he insisted there was a need to be “cautious” because of the “vague” data on how successful the country’s vaccine program will be in combating the new surge in coronavirus infections.
“I can’t see anything in the data at this time, it means we cannot proceed with phase four of the inauguration on June 21,” he said.
“But we have to be very cautious because there is no question US (Office for National Statistics) The infection rate figures are showing an increase.
“We always knew this was going to happen. Don’t forget that we’ve always said that the unlocking steps we’ve taken will lead to an increase in infections.
“We need to work on the extent to which the vaccination program has protected enough of us – particularly the elderly and the vulnerable – against a new surge.
“There, I fear, the data is still fuzzy and so every day we are doing long sessions where we are querying all the data, we are looking at all the different models.
“And the best scientists can say at this time, under our guidance, is that we need to give it a little bit more time.”
comes after The UK government is considering paying teachers to add an extra 30 minutes to the school day in England Under the leaked proposals, to help students overcome a year of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The prime minister acknowledged that waiting for a clear answer would be “disappointing” for those ahead of the fourth phase in his roadmap, which is set to reopen nightclubs and allow large events once again.
Meanwhile, with its first review of the UK Government traffic light systemThe place for overseas travel is expected this week, with Johnson saying he would have “no hesitation” in moving countries around the red, amber and green lists.
However, when asked whether more countries could be added to the green list for quarantine-free to open up more destinations for Britain hoping to book a summer vacation abroad, Mr Johnson told people Said “wait and see”.
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