Mon. May 23rd, 2022

Parliament will next week decide whether to restore the Coronavirus Act which gave the federal government sweeping emergency situation powers to manage the spread of COVID-19. The act has currently remained in place for 2 years however Mark Harper, the Conservative MP who chairs the prominent Covid Recovery Group of lockdown sceptics, said there was no need to renew the legislation which contained “the most heavy-handed detention powers in modern British legal history”. Boris Johnson has been warned it is currently too late to prevent a fourth wave of COVID-19 in the Autumn as fears of another extreme lockdown brew.Yesterday, the UK recorded 178 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test and an additional 38,154 cases.The booster jab program, which was due to begin on Monday, is set to be postponed as the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has still yet to release their final advice.Mr Openshaw stated: “If we wait for whatever to report before making a judgment, we may well be past the time when we must have been making a choice.”READ MORE: Covid-19: How many cases of the Mu version are in the UK?Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted the booster roll-out will begin this month, regardless of no JCVI approval yet.Professor Neil Ferguson has actually also warned if daily cases increase above 100,000 the NHS would start to come under substantial pressure, which might set off another lockdown.The Sage member said: “We anticipate to see a considerable rise in cases, but whether thats going to require any rolling back of the relaxation of limitations is prematurely to state.”FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES …

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