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Boris Johnson to set out five-tier coronavirus warning system

Boris Johnson to set out five-tier coronavirus warning system

The UK prime minister Boris Johnson is ready to present the new coronavirus warning system. That five-tier system, ranging from “green” at level one to “red” at level five to flag the COVID-19 risk in different regions and to allow the government to increase restrictions where necessary.

Boris Johnson will to use a televised address at 1800 GMT to announce the next steps in the UK battle against the pandemic. The country is going to ease restrictions after a lockdown that has all but shut down the economy and kept millions at home for nearly seven weeks.

The UK PM who recovered from the novel virus couple of weeks ago would detail a five-tier warning system for England. The range from “green” at level one to “red” at level five to flag the virus risk in different areas. Those colour signals will allow the government to increase restrictions where necessary.

The UK’s constituent nations like Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have some powers over their own lockdown measures, indeed. Taking into account the health issue and its importance, they are expected to stay broadly in line with what the government announces for Kingdom.

Colour-coded systems to distinguish regions with more or less risk have been used in other countries as they emerge from lockdowns, including France and India, Reuters reported.

The UK has the second highest death toll in the world after the US

Britain has reported 31,587 deaths from the coronavirus so far. On Sunday televised address, the prime minister is expected to say people will now be allowed to leave their homes to exercise more than once a day and that garden centres can reopen.

Despite that is a dangerous bit, country will have to work even harder to get every step right, Johnson said.

“Mountaineers always say that coming down from the peak is the most dangerous bit. That’s when you’re liable to be over-confident and make mistakes.”

Apparently, the British government would change its “Stay at home” slogan to “Stay alert” this Sunday. It will allow people who cannot work from home to be encouraged to return to offices and factories, as long as strict social distancing rules can be followed.