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Politics England to end lockdown, shift to tiered COVID-19 restrictions

04:15  22 november  2020
04:15  22 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England to prevent a Why did ministers delay the lockdown ? The government was advised to bring in a form of This was followed a few weeks later by its tier system where the greatest restrictions would be placed in the

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said Saturday he plans to end his country's national lockdown early next month and move England toward a strict tiered system to further combat COVID-19, Reuters reports.

a group of people walking in front of a building: England to end lockdown, shift to tiered COVID-19 restrictions © Getty Images England to end lockdown, shift to tiered COVID-19 restrictions

England entered into a month-long national lockdown in November and plans to lift those restrictions beginning Dec. 2. In place of a sweeping lockdown, the country will enforce restrictions specific to certain regions, Reuters reported.

"The Prime Minister and his scientific advisors are clear the virus is still present - and without regional restrictions, it could quickly run out of control again before vaccines and mass testing have had an effect," a spokesperson told the outlet. "That would put in jeopardy the progress the country has made, and once again risk intolerable pressure on the NHS (National Health Service)."

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A Covid - 19 alert level sign at a bus stop in central London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA. The government’s new rules have created a three- tier system with increasing restrictions depending on the designated alert level.

England is now at the end of the second week of its nationwide lockdown , which has enforced strict restrictions on people across the country. The current lockdown came into effect on Thursday, November 5 and is due to end of December 2, at which point England is expected to go back to the


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The country was divided into three tiers before the latest lockdown, which closed non-essential businesses and only allowed people to leave their homes for work and other necessities. Since then, it has seen a decrease in the number of infections in the country, though officials are still seeking stricter preventative measures.

Johnson is set to roll out a new COVID Winter Plan on Monday after discussing it with Cabinet members and presenting the plan to Parliament. On Thursday, ministers are set to announce which regions will be placed into which tier, Reuters reported.

Lawmakers will also have the opportunity to vote on the system before it is enforced. Some lawmakers have been opposed to measures that would close down businesses and potentially affect the economy negatively, Reuters reported.

The United Kingdom has the highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe.

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