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When is Boris Johnson's next lockdown announcement?

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When is the present lockdown on account of finish?

The second lockdown will finish on Dec 2, changed with a three-tier system much like the one in place earlier than the second wave.

When will Boris Johnson announce what occurs after lockdown?  

Monday, November 23. The time is to be confirmed, however the Prime Minister and different authorities ministers have made bulletins round 11am within the Home of Commons in latest months, adopted by a press briefing at 5pm from Downing Road.

Boris Johnson is predicted to announce which areas will fall underneath which tiers on Thursday, November 26.

What’s he anticipated to say?

The Prime Minister is predicted to deal with 5 matters.

1. Lockdown

​He’ll doubtless verify lockdown is ending on Dec 2.

2. Tiers

On Dec three, a more durable three-tier system of native restrictions will likely be launched, although the controversial 10pm pub curfew is predicted to be prolonged by an hour.

Gyms and leisure centres will likely be allowed to open, and Mr Johnson faces stress within the Commons to permit golf and children’s sports.

He is not going to announce which areas are wherein tiers till Thursday, when the Authorities has entry to the most recent info on the virus’s reproductive rate, its prevalence and incidence within the inhabitants, and whether or not infections are growing or declining.

His proposals are already underneath risk from 70 Conservative MPs who’ve threatened to veto tougher restrictions in Parliament.

Learn extra: the three tier system

three. Christmas

Boris Johnson is predicted to announce that whatever the extra restrictive tier system, rules will be relaxed from Dec 22 to 28, permitting a number of households to affix one ‘bubble’ for Christmas.

Learn extra: one in four will break rules at Christmas

four. Testing 

On Saturday, the Telegraph revealed that all over the place from factories and workplaces to cities and cities will likely be blitzed with mass testing if instances begin to rise, one thing the Prime Minister is predicted to deal with.

Well being Secretary Matt Hancock stated the mass testing pilot scheme utilized in Liverpool will likely be prolonged to 67 extra cities and cities.

Assessments will cowl 10 per cent of every native authority’s inhabitants on a weekly foundation.

Areas which can obtain the brand new assessments embody Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and the West Midlands, different components of the North West and the entire of the North East.

Freedom passes” may be addressed by the Prime Minister. These are passes anticipated to be given to individuals subsequent yr that enable them to forgo sure restrictions offered they’ve two damaging coronavirus assessments every week.

5. Vaccines

No 10 stated on Saturday that offered vaccines had been accredited by regulators, the primary injections may be made subsequent month earlier than being rolled out extra broadly within the new yr.

NHS draft plans recommend each grownup in England may very well be vaccinated by April, beginning with NHS staff and the aged earlier than Christmas.



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