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Johnson postpones next stage of lockdown lifting due to rising COVID infections

EconomyJul 31, 2020 12:35
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LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said he would postpone the next stage of lockdown easing for at least two weeks due to a pick-up in COVID-19 infection rates.

"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 at a news conference.

"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."

 

Johnson postpones next stage of lockdown lifting due to rising COVID infections
 

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KEVIN PARRY
KEVIN PARRY Jul 31, 2020 13:43
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The issue is simply ZERO enforcement of the previous guidelines by a significant proportion of people , many aged 15-45 and a significant number in certain ethnic communities. This weak enforcement means now the rest must suffer more restrictions whilst the culprits continue to ignore common sense restrictions. To be frank, they have now lost any credibility and support.
Andy Bolstridge
Andy Bolstridge Jul 31, 2020 13:43
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alas it's true, bame communities are much more affected by the virus (so apparently the virus is racist ) and that is either genetics or a lack of willingness to abide by government instructions like everyone else. Too many people today think rules don't apply to them, and this is the result.
Hans Ontits
Hans Ontits Jul 31, 2020 13:43
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yep. Blackburn, Bradford, Oldham, Rochdale, Bedford, Leicester etc all have something in common. we all know what it is. of course the MSM will never discuss this issue nor will the police do anything. There are just as many dumb white people cramming onto beaches and of course this makes the front page lol
SKM MKS
SKM MKS Jul 31, 2020 13:43
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dont forget about the whyte people who crammed the beaches & pubs & have also increased the spread of the virus.
Gary Morgan
Gary Morgan Jul 31, 2020 12:57
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The nations are starting to suffer my Father's wrath. He has given those He formerly blessed into the hands of the evil ones. The great Tribulation lies ahead, this is merely the warm up. Repent, disobedient peoples, seek righteousness and obedience through faith in God.
TyR Singh
TyR Singh Jul 31, 2020 12:57
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Huh
KEVIN PARRY
KEVIN PARRY Jul 31, 2020 12:57
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Not sure Johnson has such power 🤣
 
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