The plan has been discussed for some time that the Lockdown period will be extended in Scotland to ensure that the vaccination is done and it is pushed forward than the existing pace. There has been a lot of debate about the time period of this lockdown extension, and it has been finally announced later that the prime minister had made it public that the Lockdown is going to last more than 3 weeks.
“Given the current situation – and the need to get more people fully vaccinated before we ease up further – it is reasonable to indicate now that I think it unlikely that any part of the country will move down a level from June 28,” she said.
The Parliament has supported this decision, and anyone in their right mind is going to follow the restrictions imposed during the Lockdown in order to make sure that the coronavirus does not get out of hand. The potential risk of the next wave is always there.
Vaccination is of the utmost importance right now. The vaccination pace will be picked up, and they are going to vaccinate as many people as possible in this period of 3 weeks.
“Doing that will give us the best chance, later in July, of getting back on track and restoring the much greater normality that we all crave.” Such were the words spoken by the prime minister during the announcement.
The delay would make the end of the Lockdown date to be 19 July. This is the same date that Britain announced their end of lockdown to initiate. The said announcement was made a day prior to the announcement made by Nicola Sturgeon. The countries surely are following the trend one after the other. The decision is sound indeed.
It’s Puzzling that there has been a Holdup in Lifting the Lockdown.
Scotland has seen an increasing number of confirmed cases of Covid since the beginning of the month.
To “buy…time for vaccination to get ahead and stay ahead of the virus,” Ms. Sturgeon had previously explained, a temporary halt in loosening restrictions was implemented.
“That will give us the best chance of getting back on track and restoring the far greater normalcy that we all seek,” she added.
As of late this month, a sizable portion of Scotland has advanced into level 1, while a few islands had dropped to level 0. Level two continues to be in effect in several regions of the country, including Glasgow, Dundee, and Edinburgh, where larger gatherings are prohibited.
The prime minister has previously stated that it is highly improbable that any area will be downgraded on June 28.
She instead hinted that the existing limits would last until 19 July, the same date that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set for the end of England’s lockdown restrictions.
On Friday, Ms. Sturgeon announced that by the end of this week, all adults in Scotland would have been offered the vaccine, and by July 18th, all people would have had the first dosage.
On the 15th of July, lockdown regulations will once again be examined in Wales, and on the 5th of July, they will be relaxed.