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Boris Johnson’s decision to go ahead with easing coronavirus restrictions in England is “irresponsible”, according to senior doctors.

The Prime Minister announced on Monday that most the last remaining restrictions in England would be removed from July 19.

This despite the fact that modeling shows that there is could be 1,000 to 2,000 hospitalizations per day, with deaths reaching between 100 and 200 per day in mid-August, when the current wave peak is expected.

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The British Medical Association said easing restrictions risked “potentially devastating consequences.”

BMA board chairman Dr Chaand Nagpaul said: “It is irresponsible – and frankly dangerous – that the government has decided to pursue plans to lift the remaining COVID-19 restrictions on July 19.

“The BMA has repeatedly warned of the rapidly rising rate of infection and the crippling impact COVID-related hospitalizations continue to have on the NHS, not only pushing staff to the brink of collapse , but also increasing the already long wait times for elective care.

“The Prime Minister has repeatedly stressed the importance of a slow and cautious approach, but in reality the government is rejecting caution in removing all regulations at once – with potentially devastating consequences.”

Mr Johnson had previously admitted that the pandemic “was not over” and that people should always proceed with caution, as the numbers showed a 34,471 other laboratory-confirmed infections in the UK within 24 hours to 9 am on Monday.

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