The lockdown in England due to coronavirus will remain in place in England for another four weeks after the planned release on June 21, according to government sources.
The decision to postpone the elimination of all legislative limits on social contact has been approved by senior ministries. This could imply that sports venues, taverns, and movies will continue to have capacity limits, and nightclubs would remain closed. At a press conference later today – at 18:00 BST – Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the delay.
Boris Johnson will plead with the nation to make "one last heave" to freedom as he announces a delay of four weeks in lifting lockdown restrictions in England https://t.co/wNmfJp1KmM
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 14, 2021
New decisions made in this lockdown
The extension will be presented to a vote in the Commons later this month, and it might spark a significant Conservative backbench revolt. On the 21st of June, Lockdown in England was set to exit stage four of the government’s plan, when venues and events would be permitted to operate without capacity restrictions and the wedding guest quota would be lifted.
It would also have put an end to the current restrictions on gatherings at home, which limit parties to six people or two households. Despite increased reports of the Delta variety, many scientists have asked for the reopening to be postponed to allow more individuals to get vaccinated and obtain second doses.
A postponement would also give researchers more time to investigate whether immunizations are breaking or weakening the association between infections and hospitalizations. Before the prime minister’s announcement, Health Minister Edward Argar told BBC Breakfast that he couldn’t confirm the delay, but that there had been a “concerning increase” in instances of the Delta type and that hospital numbers were “starting to creep up.”
According to him, the most serious instances were among those who had not been vaccinated or who had only had one dosage. He stated that at present vaccination rates, they would be able to provide roughly 10 million second doses in four weeks to boost protection.
These decisions affect the economy of the people
MrArgar stated that any announcement by the prime minister will address concerns of economic assistance and that the PM was “extremely sensitive” to the plight of couples who have had to postpone their weddings numerous times. On the 28th of June, all areas of Scotland will be subject to Level Zero Covid regulations, which will allow larger groups to congregate in cafés, pubs, and restaurants while maintaining social distance.
On the 21st of June, restrictions on indoor gatherings in Northern Ireland will be loosened, while the current limits in Wales will be reviewed on the 25th.
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is a global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by coronavirus 2 that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in December of this year. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization proclaimed COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and on 11 March 2020, it was declared a pandemic. COVID-19 has been linked to more than 176 million confirmed cases and 3.8 million confirmed fatalities as of 14 June 2021, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in history.