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Lockdown roadmap: is the UK’s exit plan the right one? Three experts give their view

Posted on 23 February 2021

Peter Sivey writes for The Conversation

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UK prime minister Boris Johnson has announced the steps his government will take to end England’s lockdown over the coming months.

Lifting restrictions will be split into four stages, with a minimum of five weeks between each to observe the effects of easing restrictions. Criteria – concerning vaccine rollout and effectiveness, infection rates and mutations – will need to be met each time the country is due to move onto the next stage.

Easing restrictions will begin with the reopening of schools on March 8. Here, three academics give their view on the government’s plans. Read more...