Boris Johnson has refused to rule out the return of the Corona virus lockdown, despite confirming the lifting of existing sanctions next week.
The Prime Minister acknowledged that measures such as “very unusual circumstances” may need to be renewed.
The prime minister, who had earlier described the roadmap as a “cautious but irreversible approach”, said today that he hoped it would be irreversible, adding: That fact must be taken into account. “
His remarks at a press conference on Downing Street came as the government confirmed it The final step in easing sanctions will take place on July 19.
This means that people will no longer have to wear masks indoors, in shops and on public transport, the boundaries of home care visitors will be abolished, and the legal boundaries of people who meet inside and outside the home will be removed. All businesses will be allowed to reopen, including nightclubs and wherever possible to work from home.
The UK is currently in the midst of a third wave of corona virus, with the latest figures showing more than 34,000 positive cases and six deaths on Monday.
But Mr Johnson said July 19 was the right time to ease coronavirus restrictions because of the “natural fireworks” of the school holidays.
The prime minister told a Downing Street press conference: “We also know that if we were to delay this fourth phase now, for example in September or later, when the weather gets colder and the virus would get more naturally. Yes, we will reopen. Benefit and when we get back to school.
“We think the next few days are the right time to move on from the natural fires of the school holidays.”
But Mr Johnson said there was no clear date for a complete lifting of the ban as hospital admissions and coronavirus deaths would increase, and masked people were being advised to wear them in crowded and closed areas. ۔
He also said that the vaccine passport should be used “as a social responsibility” to enter nightclubs and other crowded places.
The Prime Minister said: “We have come to a stage in the epidemic when there is no easy answer and no clear history of opening up.
“It’s important that we move forward with caution, and I can’t say in a strong or convincing way: this epidemic is not over.
“This disease, the corona virus, is a threat to you and your family. We can’t get back to life as quickly as Monday, July 19, as it was before the code.
“We will stick to our plan to remove legal restrictions and bridge the social divide, but we expect and recommend that people cover their faces in crowded and closed places where you do not usually meet.” Such as public transport. “
Professor Chris White, England’s chief medical officer, acknowledged that the death toll would rise as sanctions were lifted and cases increased.
Scientists are warning that there could be 100 to 200 deaths a day in the summer, and Mr Whitty said it was “necessary” to take the next step slowly to mitigate the effects of the “external wave”.
And Mr Whitty added that there was a broad consensus among the scientific community that a four-week delay in the final phase of the roadmap was important in reducing hospital admissions and deaths.
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He told a Downing Street press conference, “There is a very broad agreement that whenever we go through the next stage, there will be a wave coming out of it – there will be a wave associated with it.”
“And the slower we take it, the fewer people will be coveted, the lower the peak, and the fewer people will go to the hospital and die.
“Therefore, it is really important to take this step very slowly, and this is once again the great theory of the scientific people who have seen this and the medical profession.”
“This is a great idea. We must move slowly and steadily and cautiously, as the Prime Minister has stated.”
He also said there was no clear evidence that further delays in the next phase of the roadmap would make a difference.