The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will most likely keep England in lockdown until at least June and will address the country on Sunday with new lockdown measures.
The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford announced on Friday that from next week garden centres can open and exercise rules will be relaxed.
Drakeford said, “these very small and modest adjustments are things we know that we can do safely without having an impact” on the reinfection rate.
“These very cautious changes will apply to everyone other than the 120,000 people in the shielding group.
“We continue to urge people who are over 70, or who have an underlying health condition, or who are pregnant, to continue to take extra care.”
It is expected that Johnson could reopen garden centres and Churches for private prayer only from next week.
The Cabinet were told on Thursday by Boris Johnson that he will “exercise maximum caution” when he starts to ease the lockdown.
He said that he reinstate the tight lockdown measures at any time if there is a spike in coronavirus cases after the easing.
The Prime Minister made it quite clear that any easement over the lockdown restrictions are to be very limited, and the government will not “do anything that risks a second peak.”
Downing Street insisted, “We are not prepared to do anything with gambles away the sacrifices of the British public, that risks a second spike or risks a further shock to the economy by easing the measures too soon and having to impose them again.”
But, news of the plan to ease restrictions has provoked fury among his critics as Piers Morgan accused Johnson of being “staggeringly reckless.”
Whilst, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Thursday that the lockdown “must be extended,” as easing lockdown restrictions will be “very, very risky.”
Sturgeon said she would prefer the rest of the UK does the same, but the British Prime Minister wants to slightly ease the lockdown measures in England.
Sturgeon said she will “not be pressured into lifting restrictions prematurely before I am as certain as I can be that we will not be risking a resurgence.
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