Boris says that it’s time to lift the lockdown even though the country has cases nearly as high as the second wave. He decided to lift it as many people in the country have got vaccinated. He gave the name “Freedom Day” to defend the end of lockdown. He also argued that it was the right decision he took despite the rise in covid cases.
Isolation and increasing cases
Boris continues saying that even though there is an increase in covid cases rapidly, many people are asked to get self-isolation. Some people have waited for weeks and months longer to keep social distance and all the restrictions that they have placed in their lives.
He said that the schools will not open now, and there will be school holidays offered to the students as the risk is even higher in the colder winter months.
In the speech of the PM, he says that the logic will remain the same, and if they don’t open the lockdown now, he thought they might be facing some severe conditions in the colder winter months.
He told people that many of them are vaccinated, and the further restrictions will no longer prevent hospitalization and deaths, but the delay would be inevitable.
A warning to be careful!
The pandemic is not yet over, and the people should take care of themselves with proper restrictions and vaccination. The PM warns about it and asks the people to follow the rules strictly.
Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific advisor, says that there is a high chance of covid, and they are increasing. He adds that there were around 60000 people who had tested positive cases per day, and now they had 50000.
He expects to have more than 1000 people getting hospitalized per day with the virus. He advises that there can be less rate than last time as many people have their vaccination shield protecting them from the virus.
The UK has the seventh-highest death toll in the world with 128,727, and they will be having more cases very soon due to the opening of lockdown when they are still having a similar number of cases as the second wave of virus in January.
There are 39,950 cases reported every day and around 19 new deaths.
Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam warned the public not to let the advantage take it for granted. He also told the people to be cautious and gradual.
The PM assured the protection by saying that government will protect the vital services, which include the staff in hospitals, supply of food, water, medicines, electricity, the safety of borders, the running trains, etc. by ensuring a very small number of fully vaccinated critical workers should be able to leave their isolation for the work.
To enter nightclubs and other venues, the proof of vaccination is a must as there will be a large gathering of the crowd.