World Third time lucky? Boris Johnson draws yet another roadmap out of Covid lockdown
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LONDON — British Prime Ministerhas been accused of repeatedly locking down his country too late and reopening it too quickly. On Monday he will set out a roadmap to end England's third period of nationwide restrictions — a relaxation he hopes won't trigger another wave of infections and deaths.
The United Kingdom has one of the world's worstdeath rates and suffered last year than almost any other major country.
But unlike previous lockdowns — which critics say— this time Johnson has what he hopes will be a secret weapon: one of the world's most successful vaccination campaigns.
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With that in his sails, he will detail his roadmap for ending(the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland dictate their own healthcare policies, which have often differed slightly).
Johnson said in a statement on Monday that he would be releasing restrictions "cautiously" and said it was mindful that "we do not undo the progress we have achieved so far and the sacrifices each and every one of you has made to keep yourself and others safe."
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The current restrictions were fueled at least in part by the new, more transmissible variant that is.
Boris Johnson set to take England out of lockdown
Boris Johnson is set to announce his long-awaited roadmap for taking England out of lockdown, British government officials confirmed to CNN on Monday morning. The country has been in full national lockdown since January 4 after new variants of coronavirus were found inside parts of England that expedited the spread of the virus and was thought to be more dangerous. © JON SUPER/POOL/AFP/Getty Images Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, holds a vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as he visits a coronavirus covid-19 vaccination centre in Batley, northern England on Febr
For almost two months,, schools are closed for most students and offices are off-limits for many people, indoor and outdoor gatherings are prohibited, and foreign vacations are illegal.
On Monday, Johnson will tell lawmakers in the House of Commons that schools will reopen on March 8, and people can meet one relative or friend outdoors, so long as vaccines continue and hospitalizations don't surge, according to a government statement.
Last year, Johnson's government endured a torrent of criticism for its lockdown strategy: yo-yoing between imposing and lifting restrictions in a bid to balance deaths and the economy — but ultimately achieving neither.
More than 120,000 people have died in the U.K., higher per capita than in the U.S.
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But whereas Johnson's popularity crashed last year, in recent months it has rebounded, driven by a vaccination campaign that has seen it administer more shots than any other major country.
The U.K. has given 26 shots per hundred people,, according to .
Still some experts are worried that again the U.K. is repeating its past mistakes in ending the lockdown too soon before cases have fallen to lower levels.
"Do you sometimes feel you're stuck in one of those movies where you know about a disaster that's going to happen, and you live the same day again and again trying to prevent it and failing each time?"Deepti Gurdasani, an epidemiologist at Queen Mary University of London.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Coronavirus in the United Kingdom: Boris Johnson presents a “cautious” deconfinement plan .
The situation is calming down in the country, with a drop in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths © Alastair Grant / AP / SIPA Boris Johnson, February 17, 2021 in Bridgend.