More than half of people believe the ultimate easing of the lockdown should be postponed.


More than half of people believe the ultimate easing of the lockdown should be postponed.

ECHO readers have spoken out ahead of the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday on whether the remaining lockdown restrictions will be lifted on June 21.

Just over half of individuals (54 percent) agreed the June 21 limitations should not be lifted, according to the 2,543 responses we received from the Liverpool ECHO lockdown freedom survey.

The remaining 46% of respondents stated they want the remaining limitations lifted on June 21, as scheduled.

Boris Johnson will not make his official decision until Monday, although several experts have suggested that the lifting of the final lockdown measures be postponed for four weeks.

This is in response to concerns about the Delta version and a recent spike in instances of the virus.

Positive Covid tests have grown in all part of the Liverpool City Region, albeit we are not as adversely affected as some of the adjacent counties, such as Lancashire, Cheshire, and Greater Manchester.

In just seven days, the combined authority’s geographical area saw a rise of about 500 cases from week to week.

According to the most recent data from Public Health England, 807 positive tests were reported in the week ending June 6.

This indicates there were 482 more cases this week than the week before. The percentage change from week to week grew by 148 percent.

The poll also indicated that 58 percent of those who took part expressed concern about the new Delta variant (formerly known as the Indian variant).

If Prime Minister Johnson announces on Monday that the limitations will not be lifted on June 21, 26% of people want the relaxation to be postponed for a month, while 29% say they don’t want any more relaxation until the number of people who have got their second shot reaches 70% of the population.

Jim McManus, vice-president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, said that delaying the easing for another four weeks would help the UK protect the progress that has already been made. The summary comes to a close.


Comments are closed.