According to British media reports, the complete lifting of restrictions in Great Britain has been postponed for four weeks, that is, until July 19.
Boris Johnson has made it clear that delaying the latest step in lifting restrictions will allow more people to receive a second dose of the vaccine by then.
The Prime Minister added that by July 19, “a very important wall of resistance will be erected around the entire population.”
According to the government, delaying restrictions would save tens of thousands of lives.
“We can move to Step 4 on June 21, although there is a real possibility that the virus will outgrow vaccines and again there will be thousands of deaths that could have been avoided. Or we can give the NHS a few more weeks to get these remaining vaccines into the arms of those who need it. “Since today I cannot say that we have met all four of our conditions to move to Step 4 on June 21, I think it would be wise to wait a little longer,” the Prime Minister said at yesterday’s press conference.
Boris Johnson announced a two-week review, which means restrictions could be lifted on July 5 if hospitalizations are reduced. If not, the situation will be rechecked in two weeks,
Although the lifting of restrictions has been suspended, there will be slight relief in one issue.
From June 21, the maximum number of people attending weddings – currently 30 – will be raised, but guests must still respect restrictions such as social distancing, and no indoor dancing or singing.
There were 7,742 new coronavirus infections in the UK in the past 24 hours, the second highest record since the end of February.
Last week, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the delta variant, which was first detected in India, now accounts for 91% of new cases in the UK.
Public Health England said the Indian variant of the coronavirus (delta) is 60% more contagious than the British variant (alpha), and vaccines are less effective against it.