PM to postpone easing of lockdown curbs by two weeks due to infections
August 4, 2020
UK

PM to postpone easing of lockdown curbs by two weeks due to rising infections

LONDON (UK) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the next stage of easing curbs would be put on hold for at least two weeks because of the rise in coronavirus cases.

“On Saturday 1 August we had hoped to reopen in England a number of the higher-risk settings that had remained closed … Today I am afraid we are postponing those changes for at least a fortnight,” Johnson said in a media briefing.

“I know that the steps we are taking will be a real blow to many people … I am really, really sorry about that but we simply cannot take the risk.”

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