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Boris Johnson calls for 'heavy dose of caution' amid May 17 reopening

Added 05-17-21 02:36:02am EST - “Boris Johnson has urged families to adopt a 'heavy dose of caution' with the ban on indoor socialising and hugs finally ending amid the emergence of the new Indian strain of coronavirus.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Boris Johnson calls for 'heavy dose of caution' amid May 17 reopening”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson has urged families to adopt a 'heavy dose of caution' with the ban on indoor socialising and hugs finally ending - amid an eight per cent rise in infections in a week. 

In a guarded statement before revellers packed into pubs to celebrate the lifting of restrictions, the Prime Minister said the emergence of the Indian strain of coronavirus meant the restored freedoms should be exercised carefully.

Tory MPs however called on Mr Johnson to reject warnings from scientists that lockdown curbs may have to remain in place longer because of the new variant.

Britain recorded four new daily Covid deaths and 1,926 cases yesterday as Matt Hancock urged people to hug 'carefully' and get jabbed to prevent the new Indian strain spreading 'like wildfire'.  

The government's Covid dashboard showed there was an eight per cent increase in cases over last week, as most of the UK prepares to loosen Covid restrictions tomorrow.    

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