Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 57, confirmed Freedom Day will go ahead, despite the rise in coronavirus cases across Britain. His decision has split the public, with many concerned that releasing all restrictions could cause more harm than good in the future.
Others have backed the decision and echoed Theresa May’s comment about learning to live with the virus, as new variants continue to be discovered.
Taking to Twitter, Fern Britton, 63, shared her thoughts about Boris’ final step of the roadmap.
The ex This Morning presenter wrote: “@10DowningStreet please don’t be afraid to U turn re July 19.
“The last thing we need are more unnecessary deaths.
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Fern Britton has urged Boris Johnson to make a U-turn on his Freedom Day decision
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“The economy is important I know but it’ll be money made at the expense of humanity.
“No more jolly banter, no more thoughtless words. You are losing your gloss.”
Many of Fern’s 87,000 followers flocked to her post to share their thoughts.
One user wrote: “There’s going to be issues, arguments, confrontations and possibly some fights after July 19 when mask wearers and non mask wearers will be pitted against each other.
Fern Britton on Freedom Day: ‘The last thing we need are more unnecessary deaths’
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“If I’m on a bus/train & I’m wearing my mask I don’t want any non mask wearers coming anywhere near me.”
“Well said Fern. Completely agree with you,” a second commented.
A third penned: “People will die at whatever point we unlock and we can’t stay locked down forever.”
In today’s conference, Boris revealed what will be scrapped on July 19.
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While mask wearing will no longer be a legal requirement, he advised people to wear them in crowded inside spaces such as public transport.
Boris has also pulled the plug on the rule of six for indoor settings as well as social distancing.
The Government added that every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September.
Piers Morgan has also reacted to the announcement on Twitter today.
He wrote: “I concur… those screaming loudest for Full Freedom Day will be screaming even louder if it backfires & sends us into another lockdown.
“The current level of restrictions seem reasonable to me given the surge in Delta variant cases.”
Freedom Day was originally due to take place on June 21, but was pushed back by four weeks to allow more people to be double vaccinated.
So far, more than 45.6 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of the jab.
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