It is too early to lift the lockdown despite the fact that the British have made three “sacrifices” to fight coronaviruses, said Dominic Raab.
It seems that ministers are still preparing to extend social distancing measures until May to help the NHS and save lives, while European countries extend their own containment measures.
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When did it start?
Boris Johnson imposed the national lockdown on March 23, the restrictions to be reviewed before April 16.
This unprecedented step was put in place to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
In a televised address, the Prime Minister announced that the police would have the power to fine people who left their homes for “non-essential” reasons.
People are allowed to leave their homes to buy necessities, get some exercise every day, and commute to work – but only if necessary, and you cannot work from home.
Johnson said in his speech, “You shouldn’t meet friends, you shouldn’t meet family members who don’t live with you, you shouldn’t shop, except for the basics.
“If you don’t follow the rules, the police have the power to enforce them, including with fines. We will immediately close all stores selling non-essential items, other premises, including libraries and places of worship.
“We will stop all gatherings of more than two people in public and stop all social events – except the funeral.”
How long will the British foreclosure last?
Raab – the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who replaces Boris Johnson as he recovers from Covid-19 at Checkers – said that the United Kingdom must continue to work hard to reduce the number of coronaviruses.
After Easter weekend, SAGE (the government’s scientific emergency advisory group) will meet before Thursday, April 16, to discuss the lock-in measures in place.
Raab didn’t say when he expects home orders to be lifted – but at Easter Monday press conference it seemed like the decision to extend the lockout had already been made .
He said the government would make no changes until it was convinced that easing the restrictions was safe.
During the conference, Raab, also the First Secretary of State, said: “We do not expect to make any changes to the measures currently in place at this stage and we will not do so until we are confident, as confident as possible. be, that such changes can be made safely. “
“We still have a long way to go … We have still not passed the peak of this virus. “
Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, said the measures will not be lifted “until we are firmly on the other side” of the peak, with the numbers going down.
More than 12,100 people have already died of coronaviruses in the UK as of April 14, while more than 93,000 have tested positive for the virus.
It follows reports that ministers are divided over whether the restrictions should be lifted within three or six weeks.
The cabinet source said, “It is fair and appropriate that we take action. But we must phase it out as soon as possible.
“It could lead to far more deaths than the virus itself, because the economy is down, people are losing their jobs and families are getting poorer and sicker. We need an action plan to end it. “
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that outdoor exercise may be prohibited if individuals continue to ignore social distancing measures.
England’s chief doctor, Professor Chris Whitty, has said he would expect the number of deaths to continue to rise for at least two weeks when the number of people in intensive care begins to rise. fade, showing that the peak is still in a while.
Government advisers now believe April 18 is the likely peak date.
The UK’s three-week lock-in threshold was reached on Easter Monday – April 13.
The legislation behind mass containment should also be reviewed at least once every 21 days – the first to be done by April 16 at the latest.
It has been suggested that some form of restrictions could last up to 18 months until a vaccine is developed.
Ministers warned that the lockdown could be extended until May, after warning that releasing it too soon would kill thousands more.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jenny Harries previously told the nation that restrictions may remain for “the next six months”.
UK Health Minister Ed Argar said the country is “not at the stage” where the lock can be relaxed.
The lock should be lifted in stages as the Treasury fears that businesses will not survive after June.
On April 8, the mayor of London suggested that the peak of the virus was ten days away.
Sadiq Khan said: “I think we are far from lifting the lock.
“I speak regularly to experts, we think the peak, which is the worst part of the virus, is probably in a week and a half. “
A joint survey into the impact of coronavirus locking on 2,250 UK residents found that 19% drank more alcohol and 19% quarreled with their family or roommates more than normal.
Almost half (49%) said they felt more anxious or depressed about the coronavirus, while one in five (22%) said they could not afford essential items or housing costs, according to the King’s College London and Ipsos Mori survey.
What has happened so far?
April 15: Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has urged the government to be “transparent” and to publish its strategy for getting out of the lockdown.
April 13: Dominic Raab has said he “does not expect” changes to the lockout this week, with SAGE due to announce the results of their review before Thursday.
April 12: Interior Minister Priti Patel said the police would have discretionary powers to make sure people respected the rules of social distancing.
April 11: Easter holiday saw warm weather coming down in the UK, the government urging people to stay at home and save lives.
April 9: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announces that it is too early to lift restrictions on social displacement, with SAGE to review restrictions after Easter Monday.
April 5: On March 27, the Prime Minister was admitted to hospital for treatment, ten days after he first experienced symptoms of coronavirus.
April 1: The cops are supposed to mitigate the “brutal” application, after drones were used to locate people visiting beauty sites, and checkpoints were installed in some places
March 26: Police get new powers, order British people to break lockout rules £ 60 – or £ 120 for repeat offenders
March 23: Boris Johnson announced a three-week partial lock, telling us to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Some businesses and places have had to close, including pubs, hair and beauty salons, places of worship and campsites
What are the rules for leaving my house?
Public gatherings are limited to a maximum of two people and weddings are canceled.
What did the government letter say?
A letter from the Prime Minister has landed at the doors of 30 million households across the United Kingdom.
In this document, Boris Johnson urges people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.
He also outlined the directions everyone should follow and the measures the government has put in place to fight the deadly new virus and to support businesses and workers.
His message follows a letter sent by the NHS England to those who are considered “extremely vulnerable” to contract the virus.
This letter alerts recipients that due to an underlying disease or medical condition, they more likely to be admitted to hospital.
They were told to avoid face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks, except for caregivers and healthcare workers.
How does the British foreclosure compare to Italy and other countries?
Italy was the first western country to introduce widespread restrictions and tightened them week by week, banning all activities except basic activities, said Reuters.
He signed an order on January 31 prohibiting flights to and from China.
In early March, the country was the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in Europe, quarantining 16 million people in the north of the country to contain the deadly virus.
The government initially imposed a foreclosure on the northern region of Lombardy and parts of neighboring Veneto – where strange images have emerged of a touristless Venice.
On March 22, all movement in Italy was banned, including in municipalities, with cops fining Rome for those outside their homes without valid excuse.
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Italy will extend the anti-coronavirus lockout restrictions from March to April 13, which means most stores, bars and restaurants will remain closed for the time being.
But on April 10, the lockout was extended until May 3.
However, from April 14, stationers, bookstores and children’s clothing stores will be allowed to open.
The Italian government is considering plans for stores to resume operations and people to return to work after a month of foreclosure.
France locked out on March 17 with police patrolling the streets to ensure that people only leave their homes for essential reasons.
On April 13, President Emmanuel Macron increased national measures for a further four weeks until May 11.
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The death toll has risen to 14,986, but there are signs that it may start to plateau.
His address was the fourth live announcement he has made since the coronavirus pandemic took hold of France and the third extension of strict containment orders,
Spain – whose national chief of health emergencies in Covid-19 – called on non-essential workers to stay at home for 14 days starting Monday, March 30.
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But on April 13, the nation allowed some non-essential workers to return to their jobs, with restrictions on coronaviruses being partially relaxed despite the death toll reaching 17,209.
Meanwhile, in the United States, each state responds to the pandemic in different ways – some have closed schools and businesses, but others have taken a weaker approach, including in Arkansas, where the governor said that restaurants could continue to operate if they wished.
Californians have been ordered to stay at home, as have those living in Colorado and Connecticut, among other states, reports Aljazeera.
But it wasn’t until April 1 that Florida governor Ron DeSantis ordered residents to stay at home.