U.K. might ease lockdown restrictions following drop in COVID-19 cases

By Nikita Chaurasia  Date: 2021-05-11

U.K. might ease lockdown restrictions following drop in COVID-19 cases

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to further ease lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom. This announcement comes after Britain witnessed a drop in the daily death toll and case count, primarily due to rapid vaccination of the populace.

For the record, one-third of the population of England has received both vaccine doses while the remaining two-thirds have received at least one dose. Although the news is yet to be confirmed, public places such as cinemas and restaurants may soon be allowed to serve customers indoors from 17th May, sources claimed.

Around six people or two households are recommended to meet indoors, while around 30 people are permitted to meet outdoors, according to the new guidelines. However, the British government is yet to confirm whether rules about social distancing among friends and family should be eased.

Furthermore, citizens will be allowed to travel to countries on the green list without being quarantined whenever they return, cited sources with relevant information. It is worth noting that these guidelines will apply to England only, with the semi-autonomous governments of Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland to establish their respective guidelines.

While the British government aims to reopen England completely by July 21st this year, the Prime Minister advised people to keep exercising social distance and caution as much as possible.

Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries commented that the roadmap for easing lockdown seems to be on course. She further added that the U.K. government should take into consideration that newer and deadlier strains of the virus are still spreading and ensure that the country is not opened too fast.

Speaking of which, Public Health England has reportedly labeled the Indian variant of the Coronavirus as a ‘variant of concern’ after the number of cases recorded increased to 520 from 202 since the last week. The World Health Organization has also deemed the Indian variant as a global concern.

Source Credits –

https://www.wionews.com/world/cautious-hugging-and-pints-uk-pm-johnson-to-ease-englands-lockdown-384041

About Author

Nikita Chaurasia     aeresearch.net

Nikita Chaurasia

An accomplished professional in the field of content development, playing with words comes naturally to Nikita Chaurasia. After completing her post-graduate MBA degree in Advertising and PR, Nikita worked across numerous content-driven verticals, undertaking diverse r...

Read More

More News By Nikita Chaurasia

India’s Gennova Biopharmaceutical working on Omicron-specific vaccine

India’s Gennova Biopharmaceutical working on Omicron-specific vaccine

By Nikita Chaurasia

Gennova's potential mRNA vaccine is currently undergoing Phase II and Phase III trials. If approved for a EUA, it would be India’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Gennova Biopharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Pune-based drugmaker Emcure, is...

Recykal secures USD 22 Mn in a fundraise led by Morgan Stanley India

Recykal secures USD 22 Mn in a fundraise led by Morgan Stanley India

By Nikita Chaurasia

Recykal, a B2B waste management and recycling marketplace head-quartered in Hyderabad, has reportedly raised USD 22 million in funding from Morgan Stanley India. According to the company, existing investors including Circulate Capital, Arun Venkatac...

Reliance buys controlling stake in NYC hotel in its hospitality push

Reliance buys controlling stake in NYC hotel in its hospitality push

By Nikita Chaurasia

Reliance Industries Ltd. is reportedly planning to acquire a controlling stake in New York's five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel for around USD 100 million. The company stated in a stock exchange filing that its industrial investments subsidiary, ...

India inoculates 3.8 million teens over fears of third COVID-19 wave

India inoculates 3.8 million teens over fears of third COVID-19 wave

By Nikita Chaurasia

India has reportedly vaccinated over 3.8 million teens aged between 15-18 years as of 3rd January in an effort to boost its inoculation drive to protect the large young population before the onslaught of a possible third wave of coronavirus infection...

Apple on track to become the world’s first USD 3 trillion company

Apple on track to become the world’s first USD 3 trillion company

By Nikita Chaurasia

Tech giant Apple Inc. has once again become the world’s most valuable company as it is just a hair's breadth away from a market capitalization of USD 3 trillion. On Monday, the iPhone maker’s shares slid a little over 2% to USD 175.7...