By Gabriel Princewill-
A second national lockdown would be wrong for the Uk, and the Uk prime minister, Boris Johnson, will do everything to avoid it.
The prime minister revealed his disposition towards the idea of another lockdown , when responding to a question by Conservative MP and chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, Julian Knight.
Ms Knight asked whether the country could afford another national lockdown, the prime minister explicitly stated that it would have disastrous consequences for the Uk. Embodied in his response was the possibility that developments out of his control could demand another national lockdown.
Mr Johnson responded: “I don’t want a second national lockdown – I think it would be completely wrong for this country and we are going to do everything in our power to prevent it.
“And can we afford it? I very much doubt that the financial consequences would be anything but disastrous, but we have to make sure that we defeat the disease by the means that we have set out.
“So when I see people arguing against the rule of six or saying that the Government is coming in too hard on individual liberties and so on – I totally understand that and I sympathise with that, but we must, must defeat this disease.”
Johnson’s response is stacked against the odds of those who have already been sounding the alarms of a second lockdown in as close as a fortnight. Some ministers believe a second lockdown is almost inevitable, amid the increased hospital infections and deaths. Some scientists are already talking of a second lockdown, because of rising infections and deaths, but the noise may be happening too early.
Local lockdowns have been taking place in many parts of the Uk in the last few months, but another national lockdown is one mr. Johnson can’t afford. It would have to be a last resort, and for a limited period.
The idea is to avoid another lockdown, and for the Uk to be vigilant and stick to the guidelines, in order to control the spread of the virus. Young people have been accused of being the group being infected with Covid-19 the most, due to wild parties and social gatherings, especially with many older teenagers prepare for the forthcoming semester at University.
Teenagers have only recently overcome the A levels exam fiasco, and now are being blamed and told they must stick to groups of six indoors. Many believe it contradicts the reality on the ground, that many people are mixing freely in society in more numbers than six.
However, the government’s idea, under the guidance of scientists, is to limit the spread of infections by abiding by stipulated restrictions of numbers. Already, there are limits of 30 imposed on the Well, they must, even if it means to try to contain the disease and manage its spread.
Neighbours of those who break the rule of six have been asked to snitch on them, reporting them to the police. The police have promised to first adopt a softly approach, before using their powers to fine if necessary. If the British public broken, the overall breach will be used to blame any further increases in deaths, which was raise calls for a second national lockdown.
This will further damage the economy, which is still in its recovering stages. Scientists pushing for the lockdown will be expected to propose a lockdown short enough to manage serious damage to the economy, making it still a possibility.
With unemployment high among the British youth, the British government has still sponsored several business schemes and projects to kickstart the economy, and it has been building up.
Any second lockdown imposed, will need to be absolutely necessary, and proportionate in its implementation. However, like Johnson says, all should be done to avoid it.