The Prime Minister has said on Wednesday that “I’m afraid the data is still ambiguous” to make a final decision whether 21 June lockdown exit date will go ahead.
Boris Johnson said England will have to wait a little longer before we know for certain if restrictions will come to an end on 21 June.
Johnson reiterated that there is “nothing in the data at the moment that means we cannot go ahead with Step 4” on 21 June to end the lockdown.
He said, “But we’ve got to be so cautious,” as the infection rate is rising in England.
“We always knew that was going to happen.”
Johnson added, “What we need to work out is to what extent the vaccination programme has protected enough of us, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, against a new surge, and there I’m afraid the data is still ambiguous.
“The best the scientists can say at the moment is we just need to give it a little bit longer.”