The second national lockdown is due to remain in place for a period of four weeks, starting on Thursday 5 November, and will see a ban on household mixing indoors, a crackdown on travel, and several types of business forced to close.
Amid concerns that England’s lockdown could be extended beyond 2 December, the PM guaranteed “without a shred of doubt” that the restrictions would expire in four weeks’ time, as planned
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We will go back into Tier 3 so it’s like a lockdown already for us.
He’s known for being honest and always telling the truth, so of course I believe him...
If Boris Johnson says it will finish in four weeks then you can gaurentee that it will finish in 4 weeks because despite his many faults he is a man of his word
Just read that cases here are falling and so hopefully if this keeps going down it will only be till December 2 this time. The future is in our hands so Fingers crossed
Not a chance it will be over
It will be “over” by then, only because many areas will revert back to tier 3 so technically not the current ‘lockdown’ but not far off in all honesty...
Catherine Anne Huddleston
And be replaced with something worse probably
What is the point of the lockdown if the restrictions will stop on the 2nd December no matter what. Are we being blagged or what?!
If he can say that with certainty, then it’s not about numbers.
Is that the same man who said we wouldn’t go into lockdown .....
After the lockdown, do you honestly think we go straight back to T1. It would be a T3 then if the r number drops again ,then gos to T2 .and so on.
This so called lockdown won’t solve anything, idiots refuse to isolate, factories are still working and many of them don’t follow social distancing or safety measures, universities still open
What it means is in 3 weeks there will be a unanimous u-turn and they will extend the lockdown by a week or two... Everything ‘promised’ so far they have changed their minds on
I don’t think there is a need to ‘promise’ anything in these uncertain times. It would be far better to say ‘we are hopeful that with everyone’s co operation we can end lockdown in 4 weeks’
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