Coronavirus: Why did the UK decide to extend restrictions due to the pandemic

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Boris Johnson announced that he is extending restrictions for another four weeks.

Freedom Day – as some media has baptized it – will not arrive on June 21 in the UK.

The British government has had to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions by a month amid concerns about the rapid increase in cases of the most contagious delta variant that was first detected in India.

first Minister , Boris JohnsonIt had planned, according to the plan raised in February, to lift all restrictions on June 21, but announced this Monday that it would extend them. Until July 19Therefore, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and other places will not be able to fully open their doors yet.

“I think the sensible thing to do is to wait a little longer,” Johnson said. “I am confident that it will not be more than these four weeks,” added the prime minister, who at this time hopes to expand vaccination, which is advancing at a significant pace in the UK.

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