British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out the government’s plan on Monday for England to emerge from its second national lockdown on December 2, outlining what is expected to be a “strengthened” tier system for the country, the Chancellor of the United Kingdom said on Sunday. ‘Chess board Rishi Sunak.
“The Prime Minister will give more details tomorrow on the next steps and our fight against the coronavirus,” Sunak told Sky News.
“The good news is that we will get out of the national restrictions on December 2, as the prime minister said at the start of the month-long restrictions,” he added.
According to the Chancellor, the Prime Minister is expected to chair a cabinet meeting on Sunday afternoon to “discuss the details of the reinstatement into the tiered system” in England.
“We will be going back to a tiered system, which is a much better way to approach this problem with a localized approach,” Sunak continued.
While the Chancellor declined to say whether a 10 p.m. curfew in the hospitality sector would be extended, a government source said on Sunday that the curfew would be extended by one hour to 11 p.m. as part of the government plan to break out of national lockdown.
On Monday, the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is also expected to release documents showing previous level restrictions were ineffective, the source added.
It comes just a week after Dr Susan Hopkins of Public Health England said the government should consider ‘stepping up’ the tier system until an effective vaccine is widely available in the UK.
“We recognized that the country’s prioritization has had a different effect in each area,” the British medical adviser said on Monday.
“We see very little effect from level 1 and I think when we look at what levels might be there in the future, we will have to think about strengthening them in order to get us through the winter months,” he said. -she adds.