Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that he understands the frustration felt by opposing governmental figures in relation to the upcoming lift on lockdown measures, as he pens his thoughts in the latest edition of an open letter.
In the letter, Mr Johnson does not downplay how much more work that still needs to be done, in order to reach a place of normalcy, and complete freedom from any potential resurgence of the virus.
The Prime Minister also spoke positively about the achievements that have been accomplished by NHS and care, home workers, civil servants and the overall public for cooperating with government lockdown restrictions during this time.
Despite Mr Johnson’s optimism towards the progress that has been made and has since advocated for a lift on lockdown measures, other parties such as the United Kingdom’s constituents, namely, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales are indifferent towards the Prime Minister’s words considering their lockdown measures still very much echo the #stayhome regulation.
As mentioned before, the schooling programme in England is set to resume on 1 June, however, neither of the 3 remaining counterparts of the UK have even begun to consider resuming with their schooling programmes.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon voiced her reluctance to Mr Johnson’s proposal to ‘staying alert’ as opposed to staying home.
Labour leader Mr Keir Starmer expressed his disappointment in the incongruent methods of lockdown measures between England and Wales, highlighting that there might be division increasing between the 4 nations due to governmental powers not being able to come to a consensus on how to deal with the current lockdown practices.
By Zinhle Nhlangothi