Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary, Lisa Nandy has warned on Friday that it is “highly unlikely” the full relaxation of restrictions will happen on 21 June.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast Nandy was asked if “caution and temperance” is required when opening up.
Nandy told the BBC, “I do, I am desperate to unlock, I think like everybody else, to try to get back to normal.
“Here in the North West lots of us have been in almost continuous lockdown for nearly a year-and-a-half now and it’s just really starting to take its toll.”
She added, “But I think if we proceed too fast, if the government can’t get control of the new variant that has emerged which is more transmissible than previous variants, then we could end up in another lockdown and this has got to be the last lockdown.”
Nandy was then asked if she supported a delaying the reopening on 21 June, she said, “I think it’s highly unlikely they are going to go ahead with full unlocking on the 21st.”
Previously the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has said that he “sees nothing in the data” not to reopen on the 21 June.
Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday, that cases of the Indian variant are rapidly building up with almost 30,000 infections in the last week in the UK.