Coronavirus rally in Berkshire – Sunday June 13
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “no decision has been taken” on whether to unlock England on June 21 despite the final verdict coming tomorrow (June 14).
Speculation suggests the government will delay England’s ‘freedom day’ – which would see all remaining coronavirus restrictions removed – by four weeks by four weeks.
But the prime minister declined to confirm whether this was the case when questioned by the press earlier today.
It came as new figures showed 65 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Berkshire in the past 24 hours.
Public Health England has recorded 65 new laboratory-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, in areas such as Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.
Those numbers, correct as of 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13, bring the latest total for the county to 58,917.
The local breakdown of the last 24 hours is as follows:
Bracknell Forest -11 cases, 7,393 in total
Wokingham – 8 cases, 8,702 in total
Reading – 21 cases, 11,491 in total
West Berkshire – 10 cases, 6,653 in total
Windsor and Maidenhead – 8 cases, 8,671 in total
Slough – 7 cases, 16,007 in total
A total of 4,565,813 in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 during the pandemic.
The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally is as follows:
Bracknell Forest – 98.7
Wokingham – 92.9
Reading – 89
West Berkshire – 25.9
Slough – 82.9
Windsor and Maidenhead – 20.5
In today’s national Covid news:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said no final decision has been taken on lifting coronavirus restrictions on June 21.
He said at a press conference on Sunday: “We are continuing to review the data, no final decisions have been made, and a good time to let everyone know what we’re going to do with step 4. with June 21 is tomorrow, because I said.
“This is when we will release all of the information so that everyone can see it together.”
Work also had its say.
A delay in lifting the restrictions is “likely to happen” but everyone should be “confident” that the government is following the science, said shadow trade secretary Emily Thornberry.
Among the restrictions that will be needed as the vaccination program continues is ensuring that borders are properly closed, she suggested.
Ms Thornberry described the situation of people entering the country as “still too chaotic”.