Boris Johnson Says Covid Data Currently Suggests Lockdown Can End On June 21
Boris Johnson has said there is still “nothing in the data at the moment that means we cannot go ahead with step 4” of lifting coronavirus restrictions in England on June 21.
But the prime minister added the people needed “to be so cautious” as infection rates were increasing.
He said on Wednesday the public would have to “wait a little bit longer” before the government would announce for certain what would happen on June 21.
On June 14 ministers are due to meet and review data relating to Covid and the spread of the Delta variant, previously known as the Indian variant.
Johnson added: “What we need to work out is to what extent the vaccination programme has protected enough of us, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, against a new surge, and there I’m afraid the data is still ambiguous.”
Experts are split over whether the final stage of lifting coronavirus restrictions should go ahead amid fears over a potential third wave of the pandemic.
Professor Adam Finn, of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said there are still many people who are vulnerable to the effects of Covid, as he warned that pressing ahead with the easing of restrictions on June 21 “may be a bad decision”.
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