Due to the threat of the delta variant of the coronavirus, the decision has been taken to postpone the lifting of the lockdown period in England. The arrival of the delta variant can cause an upsurge in the number of people affected once again, so the delay is being justified on the government’s end.

Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, is supposed to announce a 4-week delay to the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions that have been imposed to date. The ministers have signed off on this decision, and the announcement is expected to be made at any moment.

Lockdown End Postponed In England

A 4-week delay can be held responsible for reducing the pressure of the healthcare services. The third wave of the coronavirus due to the delta variant can be affecting a lot of the younger people who have not yet been vaccinated. The rapid rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine won’t be enough if the pace remains the same. A third wave of the infection can be faced by the UK as most likelihood and the people are anticipating it.

A professional person named Raghib Ali, who is working as a consultant at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust, told the Guardian. “In other parts of the hospital we are catching up with a lot of elective work because of the backlog, so for both of those reasons it’s a very bad time to have additional pressure from covid-19”.  Doctors and nurses have been busier now than at the time of the peak of the first and second waves.

The delay is being justified but the pressure still remains. The cope up with the upcoming wave can leave some drastic effect on the United Kingdom.