The tweet came when Leicester was locked in the middle of a localized epidemic and concerns were expressed over the number of cases seen in Greater Manchester.
Labor MP Geraint Davies said: “This is completely irresponsible publicity from the Conservative government, which will fuel a resurgence of coronavirus infection and death in England. ”
According to the Financial Times, research for the hospitality industry has suggested that many people across the UK are concerned about the reopening.
“We know that 13% of people who frequented bars and bars will not be returning now,” said Paul Flatters, managing director of the Trajectory Partnership, who conducted the research. On June 12, the FT announced that around one-fifth of patrons were expected to visit the pub less often than before when they reopened.
Boris Johnson has been criticized for his confused messages in times of national crisis. When he warned people to “not overdo it” by announcing the lifting of certain locks on June 23, he also said, “Frankly, I can’t wait to go to a pub or restaurant. even if it is not compatible with the diet that I follow.
“I think people should go out, I think people should have fun and rediscover things they have been able to do for a long time. I want to see the commotion. I want to see the activity. ”
He told beach towns to “show guts” when asked how crowds could be expected to take advantage of the warm weather and loosening of the rules. And he added: “It is very, very important that the people who represent the seaside communities, the places where British tourists want to go, be as welcoming as possible. ”
Shortly after, he condemned people for “taking too many liberties” as a major incident was reported on the south coast due to the large crowd on the beaches.
The Treasury did not respond to a request for comment.