Sajid Javid confirmed today that England would not be unlocking early on 5 July – as he urged Britons to hold off on three more weeks for Independence Day.
Making his first appearance in the Commons, the new health secretary said the government would try to lift most restrictions on 19 July.
The new health secretary has torn down the doomsday manual left by his disgraced predecessor Matt Hancock, saying that ending restrictions was his “immediate priority”.
The former chancellor went on to become a people’s freedom fighter, receiving cushioned consulting jobs worth over £300,000 a year.
The business champion turned health chief is well aware of the dire impact of pandemic restrictions on the country’s economy.
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