‘Coronaphobia’ leaves Brits wanting to stay IN lockdown as they fear return to normality – and actually have M

‘Coronaphobia’ leaves Brits wanting to stay IN lockdown as they fear return to normality – and actually have M

BRITS want to stay in lockdown because they fear it is being lifted too quickly and have more money because of the pandemic, a poll has found. The survey comes as the government prepares to ease restrictions on movement and announce a scaling back of its furlough scheme. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates The poll, conducted for the Daily Mail, asked Brits about their views on the coronavirus lockdown and how their lives have been changed by it. Asked whether it had left them financially better off, 33 percent said it had, 29 percent said it hadn't, while 27 percent said their situation hadn't changed. Many workers have been shielded from the impact of the lockdown by the government's furlough scheme, while others have saved cash while not socialising or paying transport costs to commute. A total of 43 percent also said they had enjoyed spending more time at home, compared to only 25 percent who hadn't and 31 percent who were neutral. The government is now preparing to reopen the country, with workers unable to work remotely encouraged to return to work and some shops expected to be allowed to reopen in the coming weeks. But many respondents said they feared the virus would resurge as restrictions are eased. Overall, 53 percent said they thought the lockdown was being lifted too fast, compared to just 11 percent who thought it was too slow. Thirty percent of people thought the pace was about right. Among the ...
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