The UK’s third national lockdown will likely remain in effect until at least March. The British government reports this.
British Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove told Sky News on Tuesday that he hoped to begin gradually lifting the UK’s crackdown in mid-February, but stressed that he could not predict with certainty whether the easing would be effective at that time.
“ We cannot expect with certainty that we will be able to lift restrictions in the week of 15-22 (Feb, editor.). “We will do our best to ensure that the largest possible number of people are vaccinated so that we can gradually start lifting restrictions,” Gove told British News Channel.
“I think it is correct to say that we should be able to lift some of these restrictions by early March – but not necessarily all of them,” he added.
To prevent further spread of the Coronavirus, the United Kingdom entered into strict lockdown again on Monday. Scotland decided earlier today to implement a strict lockdown. Plus, people are advised to stay home and can leave their homes just for necessities. Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared “the most difficult weeks yet”.
Schools also remained closed. Only the children of the caregivers can go there to get care. And only those who cannot work at home can leave the house to work. It is allowed to exercise with one person from outside the family.
“It is alarming to see how quickly the new type of virus is spreading,” Boris Johnson told residents on Monday. This variant appears to be much more contagious. The number of deaths has increased by 20 percent in recent weeks, and that number will continue to rise.