Boris Johnson Announcement: Prime Minister Will Hold Press Conference Before May 17 Changes As 4 Die From India Variation Yorkshire News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the next stages to ease the lockdown in England can go ahead as planned from May 17, including the return of international travel.

No.10 has confirmed that Step 3 of the lockdown roadmap, which also includes the reopening of inland hospitality, will take place no earlier than May 17, following a further review of the data and the four tests.

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The next step in the roadmap of the blockade will not take place before May 17 (Photo: Getty Images)

The prime minister is expected to explain what the UK government is doing to control the variant.

What time will the prime minister speak?

Boris Johnson will host a press conference on the coronavirus from Downing Street at 5 p.m. on Friday (May 14).

A spokesman for the prime minister said he will be joined by England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty.

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What is it expected to announce?

Johnson is expected to speak about plans to control the India Covid variant that is spreading across the UK, with London and the North West seeing the largest increase in cases.

Surge testing is now underway in areas of North West England, where cases of the Indian variant of are increasing, and the government is also considering implementing ‘surge vaccinations’ in some of the worst hit areas, to allow the people get their shots. Covid vaccination before to prevent further spread.

When asked if the lifting of lockdown restrictions will continue as planned, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi told LBC’s Nick Ferrari that Monday’s reopening of indoor meetings “is still underway.”

When asked if plans for June 21, when all legal limits on social contact must be lifted, could be stopped, he said: “The way we don’t have to do that is for everyone to do their part, taking both tests weekly, doing your PCR test on those areas, and to isolate, isolate, isolate.

“We have to break the cycle of infection, because one of those great tests is that the infection rates have to be suppressed, and the other great test is the variants.

“If that causes a problem, the tests will fail. All four tests must be completed by June 21 “.

What will change as of May 17?

Johnson confirmed that the next stage of the blockade roadmap is certain to relax on May 17 as planned.

In Step 3, all higher risk sectors will be able to reopen, with Covid’s safe guidance in place.

This includes the reopening of:

– remaining outdoor entertainment, such as open air theaters and cinemas

– Indoor entertainment, such as museums, cinemas and children’s play areas.

– Gym classes and group sports for adults

– some major events, including conferences, concert and theater performances and sporting events

– international travel, subject to review

Weddings, receptions, funerals and commemorative events, including wakes, can also be held from this date with up to 30 attendees.

A wider range of independent life events will also be allowed, including bar mitzvahs and christenings.

What are the plans to resume the trip?

From this date on, a new risk-based traffic light system will be introduced, in which countries will be classified as red, amber or green.

This rating will be based on a variety of factors, including the proportion of the population that has been vaccinated, rates of Covid infection, new emerging variants, and the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.

Travelers returning to the UK from countries classified as ‘green’ will not have to self-isolate, although Covid testing will still be required before departure and after arrival.

Those returning from counties classified as “amber” or “red” will need to isolate themselves or go into quarantine.

Popular holiday destinations, including Spain, France and Greece, are not on the green list, although the government will review the list every few weeks.

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