Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, today urged all Londoners to continue to adhere to the lockdown rules to ensure all restrictions are respected, the capital can remain open until May 21 June, as the Prime Minister pointed out last night

Surge test teams were out in New Addington today after the South African variant of Covid was discovered

“The recent drop in the number of cases in our city is thanks to the heroic efforts of Londoners to stay home and obey the rules,” said Mayor Khan

“But even with the introduction of the vaccine, we are not out of the woods. For now, the rules remain the same

“We must continue to stay home, stop the spread of this virus and help ease the pressure on our NHS Our lives and livelihoods depend on it”

The Mayor spoke the day surge testing began in New Addington to address possible cases of the South African variant of Covid-19 and when Croydon Police recorded arrests at a barber shop in published West Croydon, where there was a party with dozens of people in the early hours of Saturday morning

“Dozens of people in attendance were reported for fines, including the organizer,” police said on social media

“The Covid-19 rules apply for a reason – to protect us all please follow them”

Yesterday was the 15th Day in a row that the number of Covid-19 infections reported in Croydon was below 100 On a day the 15th February, there were only 41, well below the 837 peak of the “second peak” on 8th February January reached

The decrease in the number of reported cases in Croydon is in line with the decrease in reported infections across the capital

Yesterday evening, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, outlined in his so-called “roadmap” a gradual easing of the lockdown over the next four months and declared that he would deal with “data instead of data” There were a total of 120 in Great Britain last year757 people died as a result of the coronavirus, one of the worst death rates in the western world

Covid cases will have to fall to extremely low levels in central London before current home work ceases According to the government, this will be done in a review before Jan. June, the date of the fourth stage, is being considered when almost all restrictions could be lifted

In London, the Evening Standard reported: “Thousands of businesses are struggling to survive and tens of thousands of jobs are at risk because the city center is” hollowed out “and so few people commute to work”

Last night, Johnson said he was “very confident” that any restrictions on normal life in England would be removed on Jan. June will end The government will continue to provide economic support to companies until they can operate normally – apparently confirming that many financial packages will be extended next month in the Chancellor’s budget

“There will obviously be change because the economy has changed naturally,” he said. “We will continue to put our arms around everyone in the country to look after them throughout the pandemic, as we did

“Obviously nothing can be guaranteed and it all depends on how we continue to be prudent and continue to follow directions at each stage,” said Johnson

Putting his own political hopes and the nation’s health on vaccine adoption, Johnson said, “Really, because of the immense potential of adoption, because science has given us this opportunity to create a shield against our people can we change the date of 21 Really look at June with optimism I am very optimistic that we can get there ”

Johnson has been criticized by some Tory MPs for the pace of change, hoping that all legal controls could be lifted by the deadline set in his four-step plan

Londoners are asked to leave the house for limited reasons such as: B. to shop, go to work, seek medical help, or avoid domestic abuse

According to the government council, people in New Addington and Fieldway should further limit the time they spend away from their homes due to the current test regime to detect the South African variant of covid-19

The number of covid positive cases in Croydon has been going down since January, but it still hasn’t gone below 40 per day

The government has announced a roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England. There will be no more stages. Instead, England will be under a new national system

You are allowed to socialize with another person outdoors. Until then, it is illegal and you can still only meet another person outdoors to do sports once a day

We all have to be at least 29 Stay at home in March – that’s the law

You can meet in groups of up to six people outdoors or as two whole households. This includes meetings in private gardens

You should still stay on site as much as possible. Overnight stays are still not permitted

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts are reopening, and organized sports for adults and children such as grassroots football will also return

Restaurants, pubs and cafes can be opened no earlier than 12 April in England will be reopened for al fresco dining

Restaurants could not be opened until 17th May serve a limited number of customers in dining rooms

A limited number of football and rugby fans could return to the stadiums to see their teams play again by the end of the season. If attempts are successful, “up to 10000 people or 25 percent of the total seating capacity, whichever is lower “permitted in stadiums for sporting events, but not before the 17th May

That could mean the crowd is out on football fields for the final round of Premier League games on Jan. May (albeit greatly reduced) is

Every five weeks the government reviews that the current situation has passed four tests This will determine whether we can move on to the next phase and lift further restrictions

Today Mayor Khan said: “Even though coronavirus cases continue to decline and more than 17 million Londoners have received their first vaccine It is understandable that the Prime Minister is proceeding cautiously

“I applaud the release of the roadmap showing that there is light at the end of the tunnel and providing Londoners with more information on what the next few months could be if we continue to make progress in reducing the spread of the tunnel virus.”

“This has to be the final lockdown that Londoners and people across the UK must endure. We just cannot risk lifting restrictions completely too soon, leading to a spike in cases and more mutations in the virus across the board.” Roadmap and our economic recovery would jeopardize

“For now, the rules remain the same We must keep staying home, stopping the spread of this virus and helping to relieve pressure on our NHS Our lives and livelihoods depend on it”

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