Boris urged NOT to end Covid restrictions after one death recorded -'Stick to the roadmap'

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On Monday, one Covid death was recorded bringing the overall total to 127,539. A further 1,649 cases were confirmed. Today, only four people have died after testing positive for the virus, with infections rising by 1,946.

Boris Johnson urged not to end lockdown restrictions

Boris Johnson urged not to end lockdown restrictions (Image: Getty)

Boris Johnson urged not to end lockdown restrictions

Boris Johnson urged not to end lockdown restrictions (Image: NC)

Meanwhile, more 34,000,000 people have received their first vaccine dose and more than 15,000,000 have had their second, according to the Government’s latest figures.

Taking to Twitter, former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage insisted “enough is enough”.

Mr Farage said: “Just one Covid death today and now 50 million vaccinations given, but we still can’t eat inside a restaurant or hug our loved ones.”

In an poll – which ran from 9am to 10pm today – asked: “Should UK restrictions be ended now after just one death recorded?”

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England is still in a lockdown

England is still in a lockdown (Image: Getty)

Out of 4,298 votes, 60 percent (2,620) of people said restrictions should not be eased despite the low number of infections and deaths.

Up to 40 percent (1,637) said lockdown restrictions should be eased while just 41 people said they didn’t know.

One person said: “For heaven’s sake, these are the usual lower Sunday figures albeit very encouraging.

“We have held on this long let’s give those waiting/wanting vaccination another month to get it.

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Coronavirus cases in the UK

Coronavirus cases in the UK (Image: Express)

“Let’s be as prepared as possible this time.”

Another reader said: “Which part of caution confuses these people?

“Not long to go now so don’t ruin it.”

Someone else said: “No. Stick to the road map.

England is in a third lockdown

England is in a third lockdown (Image: PA)

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

Another added: “NO! The chance of a resurgence is still there.

“Let’s stick to our roadmap and stay safe.”

A fifth person wrote: “The answer is NO! The reason being that ‘one death’ is the result of a plan that seems to be working.

London during the lockdown last year

London during the lockdown last year (Image: Getty)

“There is also a proposed end date which is a part of the same plan.

“DO NOT spoil things by jumping the gun!”

Another person said: “We’ve come this far, let’s not go and spoil the success the vaccine rollout has had by letting up too soon.

“Sticking it out to the end will show enormous benefits.”

Lockdown restrictions have eased this year

Lockdown restrictions have eased this year (Image: Getty)

Others supported calls for lockdown measures to be eased with many saying “lives and the economy” need to resume normally.

This comes after Mr Johnson said the next stage of England’s reopening on May 17 – which covers indoor hospitality, entertainment and possibly foreign travel – “is going to be good”.

The Prime Minister said: “As things stand, and the way things are going, with the vaccine rollout going the way that it is – we have done 50 million jabs as I speak to you today, a quarter of the adult population, one in four have had two jabs.

“You are seeing the results of that really starting to show up in the epidemiology.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Image: Getty)

“I think that we will be able to go ahead, feels like May 17 is going to be good.

“But it also looks to me as though June 21 we’ll be able to say social distancing as we currently have to do it, the one-metre plus, I think we have got a good chance of being able to dispense with the one-metre plus from June 21.

“That is still dependent on the data, we can’t say it categorically yet, we have got to look at the epidemiology as we progress, we have got to look at where we get to with the disease. But that’s what it feels like to me right now.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

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