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Boris Johnson considering four-week delay to ending lockdown restrictions

Boris Johnson considering four-week delay to ending lockdown restrictions

Author: Wardah Sempa | Friday 11th June 2021

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The end of lockdown could be pushed back by a month to allow more people to be fully vaccinated first, it has been reported. Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday whether step four of his ‘roadmap’ to end restrictions can go ahead on June 21 as planned.

Plans are being discussed for either a two or four-week delay to the final stage of Mr Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown.

It would mean no more social distancing rules, the reopening of nightclubs and an end to limits on weddings and large events. However, it could be delayed due to a recent surge in Covid infections and fears of the highly transmissible Indian strain, which now accounts for 91% of cases in the UK.

Concerns have been raised that such a strategy would also be confusing to people. On Thursday, the UK reported 7,393 new COVID-19 cases and seven more coronavirus related deaths in the latest 24-hour period.