Boris Johnson urged NOT to end coronavirus lockdown on December 2 to avoid ‘flip-flopping’

Boris Johnson urged NOT to end coronavirus lockdown on December 2 to avoid ‘flip-flopping’

Professor John Edmunds, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said encouraging people to visit bars and restaurants to help the economy only to throw the hospitality sector into lockdown a few weeks later was not a “sensible way to run the epidemic”. New restrictions which came into effect across England on November 5 have seen pubs, bars and restaurants been forced to close but they are expected to be allowed to reopen when lockdown ends of December 2.