Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a showdown in the House of Commons with his own MP’s. Over the strict tier system that will be introduced this week coming as the month-long lockdown ends in England.
COVID19: Disastrous consequences for NHS if restrictions are lifted early: However, he has warned people that the NHS will suffer “disastrous consequences” if the tier system was to be taken away. And urged everyone in the country to work together with testing and vaccinations. In an article he wrote for the Mail on Sunday Mr Johnson said that. “he believes if we all pull together we could see an end to the tier system by Easter and have a real chance of returning to normal life.”
He went on to say in the article. “We can’t blow it now. We can’t just throw it all away – not when freedom is in sight. We have worked too hard, lost too many, sacrificed too much. Just to see our efforts incinerated in another volcanic eruption of the virus…We are so nearly out of our captivity. We can see the sunlit upland pastures ahead. But if we try to jump the fence now, we will simply tangle ourselves in the last barbed wire. With disastrous consequences for the NHS. So let’s do the job properly.
Let’s work together, and with tiering, testing and vaccines let’s make 2021 the year we kick Covid out, take back control of our lives and reclaim all the things we love.” He went on to say “If and when we can begin delivering those shots in the national arm – beginning with the most vulnerable groups – we will know we have won.” He has also promised at the first review of measures on 16th December he would move areas down a tier who have shown “robust evidence” that the virus is in a sustained decline.
Each area’s tier would be reviewed every 2 weeks and regulations will be brought before Parliament on 27th January after the fourth review which will see if the tier system will have to stay with us until the end of March.
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