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One lesson we’ve learned from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns – both local and national – is that there are always far more questions than answers.

Can you believe it has almost been a year since everything turned on its head?

In the intervening time our family lives, social lives, love lives, travel, jobs, careers, entertainment, education, and just about everything else have changed in ways previously thought unimaginable.

And sadly, a lot of people have died during the pandemic.

But here we are….

Questions like ‘Will it ever end?’, or ‘Will life ever be the same again?’ are on most people’s minds I’d imagine, along with hundreds more.

But there is at least a bit of hope on the horizon. A glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

Not only does the national vaccination programme appear to be going well, but the government has now promised to set out its plan for easing lockdown in England by the end of this month.

The Prime Minister has said that a review of the latest lockdown, which has been with us since January 5, will take place when Parliament returns from its current recess, during the week beginning Monday February 22.

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Boris Johnson said it will involved setting out the results of the first review of measures, and publishing a plan for taking the country out of lockdown.

It has been reported that hospitality venues could open in May, while Mr Johnson has also suggested that schools will not reopen until March 8 at the earliest.

He may also have warned over the weekend about it still being too early to start talking about opening up society again.

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Speaking on Monday, the Prime Ministers said that he had every confidence in the vaccination programme but would not rule out extending restrictions if the emergence of new variants made it necessary.

“We think that all the vaccines that we’re using, both the vaccines that we’re currently using, are effective in stopping serious disease and death,” he said.

“We also think, particularly in the case of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, that there is good evidence that it is stopping transmission as well.

“I think 67 per cent reduction in transmission with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.”

Mr Johnson added: “They remain of massive benefit to our country and to the population as we go through the pandemic and I’ve no doubt that vaccines generally are going to offer a way out.

“With every day that goes by you can see that medicine is slowly getting the upper hand over the disease.”

Leicestershire Live – Leicester News