The United Kingdom is all set to open up its economy after July 19. PM Boris Johnson will ease all the restrictions that were earlier imposed in the country. Moreover, COVID-19 essentials, such as masks will become a “matter of personal choice”. As countries around the world are moving towards a mask-less world, we must not forget that COVID-19 is not over yet.
United Kingdom to Make Face Masks “A Matter of Personal Choice”
Wearing masks in the United Kingdom will soon become a matter of personal choice. All restrictions in the country will end on July 19 after a long time. PM Boris Johnson is heading the nation towards a fully opened economy. In a meeting on Sunday, Johnson revealed his urge not to wear a face mask. He was asked whether he would stop wearing a mask if permitted. Johnson very affirmatively replied that nobody wants to wear the mask thing. Moreover, he said that will not wear a mask. He also highlighted the fact that nobody enjoys wearing a mask. Besides that, he said that they will make it a matter of personal choice in the country.
Country to Fully Open its Economy from July 19
The United Kingdom is removing all the restrictions. Johnson announced that he will fully reopen the economy on July 19. Wearing or not wearing a face mask will totally depend on the citizens. If they want to wear it, they can; and if they don’t want to wear it, nobody can force them. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said that these restrictions really made the citizens’ life difficult. From July 19, people can make their own judgments and will not depend on the administration anymore.
Experts Insist Citizens take Precautionary Measures
The British Medical Association has clearly mentioned that not taking precautions can lead to severe consequences. Moreover, they have said that people should continue wearing masks even after July 19. The United Kingdom is dealing with the new COVID-19 Delta variant. However, this variant is currently dominating in the country. Therefore, it is very important to take precautionary measures. Besides that, they have requested people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Boris Johnson June 28 announced that he will fully open the country on July 19.