UK Enjoying the Breeze of Happiness after the End of COVID-19 Restrictions
UK Enjoying the breeze of happiness after the ease of COVID-19 restriction
People made their way up to the retailers across England on Monday to release their much-awaited shopping fever whereas some enjoyed their long-waited outing sessions or even an early haircut as England’s shops, pubs, gyms and hairdressers are all reopened after a very long lock down period.
After the most burdensome restrictions in the history of Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that resuming all these restrictions was a “significant step” towards the betterment of the nation, however encouraged individuals will need to carry on their safety precautions as the Covid is still a danger.
Start from the morning, large number of people have gathered outside Primark in English cities such as Birmingham and outside JD Sports on Oxford Street in London, unaffected by the unseasonably cold weather.
After taking off all the restrictions, PM announces that “U.K. to loosen restrictions after months-long lockdown”, Some individuals gathered after midnight to raise a pint with fellow revelers at the Oak Inn in Coventry, central England, south London, and at the Kentish Belle in Bexleyheath.
Letting people spending a quality time over again was always crucial for Britain’s recovery after official data that showed 2020 as the worst financial year in over three centuries, which recorded a 9.8% of decline in gross domestic product. Over thousands of businesses have been closed ever since England entered a third lockdown to slow down surging infections driven by the “Kent” variant of the virus.
Vaccination campaign that delivered the first shot to half of adults and severe lockdown measures have reduced the number of deaths by 95% and also the cases of infection by over 90% from the January peak. As report suggests that UK stores have lost over 27 billion pounds within the three lockdowns, while almost 67,000 retail jobs were closed in 2020 alone.
PM Johnson made a statement on Sunday that he is very sure this step will come as a huge relief for those business owners who have been closed for a very long time, and for everyone else it’s a chance to get back to what we love and have missed during these days. PM requested everyone to continue behaving responsibly and remember that hands, face, social distance and fresh air is still very important to suppress COVID until we push on with our vaccination program.”
All Non-essential stores, such as home and fashion in wales will reopen, although those in Scotland will need to wait a little more until April 26.
Pubs and restaurants are only allowed to serve outdoors as for now, although early rules requiring meals to be served with drinks with no curfew. The indoor meal services are expected to resume after May 17, as per the plan.