Boris Johnson could end the full easing of restrictions early as new positive data indicates that the rate of the increase in cases are now slowing.
Downing Street has said today that that they are prepared to cut short Johnson’s one month extension of the final stage 4 to end lockdown.
Downing Street also said that the Prime Minister is “looking at the data every day” which could now end England’s “dystopia” out of lockdown.
In the week to 9 June the Department of Health figures reveal that positive test rose by 66%, but between 9 to 16 June there was only a 32% of new infections.
This has given hope that the virus is now slowing and will hopefully continue to decrease and if so, then Johnson could end lockdown fully on 5 July.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said that there is evidence cases are falling and improving.
Downing Street have said that they are committed to ending the lockdown in England on 5 July, but only if the situation allows.
the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said, “We continue to assess the latest available data,”
“We’ll monitor the position every single day.
“We have a two-week review point as well which would allow us to move to Step 4 potentially at an earlier position if it was safe to do so.”
He added, “The rates of growth have been decreasing but hospitalisations are still going up.
“There are significant challenges across the country so it’s right that we take the time to that we’ve built in to consider that.”