Prime minister, Boris Johnson, yesterday announced that he is very confident that restrictions on normal life in England will be lifted by June 21st.
Stating that the government will be continuing to offer financial support to businesses right up until they are able to operate normally again.
Johnson described this economic support as the government’s plan to:
“continue to put our arms around everybody. There will be changes obviously as a result of the way the economy has been changing naturally,” he said. “What we will do is continue to put our arms around everybody in the country to look after them throughout the pandemic, as we have.”
Along with chancellor Rishi Sunak, Johnson remains under pressure to help extend support in the form of various schemes such as furlough and business rates relief.
When addressing the virus itself, Boris said that he will opt to “look at the data, not dates” , adding that he was hopeful that all restrictions could be lifted by the end date in his road map.
“I’m hopeful but obviously nothing can be guaranteed, and it all depends on the way we continue to be prudent and continue to follow the guidance in each stage,” he told reporters during a visit to Sedgehill academy in Lewisham, south-east London.
“Genuinely, because of the immense possibilities of the roll out, because science has given us this way of creating a shield around our population, we can really look at that 21 June date with some optimism. I’m very optimistic that we’ll be able to get there.”
The prime minister suggested that people should be “prudent” urging the nation to continue to follow rules as he plans to slowly lift lockdown stipulations over the next few months.
Johnson also said he was hopeful that we could reach a stage were there would no longer be any kind of rules or restriction on society.
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