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Lockdown ease in England hold by four weeks

Figures recorded for more than three months, around one in 10 local areas now measures over 100 cases per 100,000 people.

Boris Johnson

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, stated that the ease of lockdown will be paused for at least four weeks. Mr Johnson announced it today because new figures have risen in England to the highest level in more than three months.

Lockdown ease in England hold by four weeks

The plan was ending of social distancing happen on June 21. However, with the figure increase, PM decided to postponed until July 19. He asked Britons to stay patient for one “last cast”. Senior ministers have signed off on the decision.

Why lockdown ease delayed?

Figures recorded for more than three months, around one in 10 local areas now measures over 100 cases per 100,000 people.

Scientists warned the government that the range of the Delta variant made a risk higher and became a substantial third wave if it let to develop without control.

Another side lockdown ease delayed

However, the decision also made several industries damaged. Let’s say theatre. Sir Howard Panter, a theatre impresario, mentioned that the industry suffers significant loss if the restriction in England keeps being delayed.

Besides theatre, the hospitality sector also hit. They hoped that reopen in summer can recover some of the wounds of the past year. Then for indoor celebration still can do it with safe capacity. So people still should wear masks and do social distancing. Ministers still let Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium with the capacity to 45,000 by June 26.

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