‘Freedom Day’: UK lifts COVID Restrictions
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The English Government is set to take a major gamble this week, when they lift all COVID-19 restrictions,
The opening up of the country, which has been dubbed as Freedom Day by social media, comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson abandoned heavily criticised plans that would see them not self isolate, despite being declared close contacts to Health Minister Sajid Javid, who tested positive for COVID-19.
UK cases have been climbing to 50,000 a day, and scientists are concerned that the Government are moving too quickly. So far, only 2/3 of the populace have been fully vaccinated.
Produced By: Andrew Herlinger
Featured In Story: Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, UK, Dr Stewart Jackson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, and Professor Mark Kenny, Australian Studies Institute, ANU.
First aired on The Wire, Monday 19 July 2021