I think they are enjoying thier 'emergency' powers way to much to relinquish them just yet. While the state of pandemic is in effect, they can bypass all the regular legal safeguards and do whatever the hell they want. For example the rollout of insufficiently tested vaccines is only possible because the state of pandemic is declared. Otherwise they would have to follow the standard procedures regarding the development and approval of vaccines. Just this tells me that at the very least the pandemic and pandemic related measures won't end before they vaccinate the vast majority of population.My bet right now is there's a slight respite this summer, the levers of power let people out a little bit provided we slobber and thank them enough - still expected to mask but some opening of restaurants and whatnot and, of course, summer riot season - and then we'll transition back into pandemic mode for the umpteenth wave and mutation and COVID-21 and that just continues for years, quite possibly forever (longer than any of us will live, at least).