(London) “Independence Day” or jump into the unknown? The UK is throwing away all restrictions related to the corona virus outbreak on Monday, which is causing concern among the scientific community and policymakers.
COVID-19 has killed more than 128,700 people in the United Kingdom, where pollution has been rising for weeks. The country is the most affected in Europe in terms of the number of cases and has exceeded 50,000 new daily pollutants for two consecutive days.
Among the victims, Health Minister Sajid Javed was forced to isolate himself after a positive test on Saturday.
Boris Johnson, the head of government, and his finance minister, Rishi Sunak, have been watching the contact case and the period of isolation as the country is forced to wear a mask and abandon social distance.
Khair Stormer, leader of the main opposition Labor Party, condemned the “chaotic” situation.
Despite the continuing rise in lawsuits, Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed the lifting of all remaining restrictions in the UK, renaming it “Independence Day”, wanting to believe the “personal responsibility” of each.
This builds on the success of the successful vaccination campaign that has been underway since December – more than two-thirds of fully vaccinated adults – which has “strongly weakened” the link between disease, hospitalization and death, allowing the public health system to deal with it.
However, in a video posted on Twitter on Sunday, Boris Johnson stressed the “serious epidemic” of the delta variant and called on people to take action. “Please be careful,” he pleaded.
The major phase-out was scheduled for June 21, but was delayed by four weeks to vaccinate millions more people and save time in dealing with the virus’s progress.
From midnight, auditoriums and auditoriums may reopen at full capacity, discotheques will again welcome the public, bar servers will again be possible in pubs, and the number of people allowed to visit will no longer be limited. To collect.
The mask is no longer mandatory but is recommended in traffic and stores.
Scotland and Wales, skilled in health matters, retain the obligation to wear the mask in public places both at home and in transport.
Up to 100,000 new cases
As for Labor opposition, the government is “irresponsible” in dealing with increasing pollution due to delta variability, which is particularly contagious. The number of daily pollutants could reach 100,000 this summer, the health minister said.
An influential international panel of scientists has called on the UK government to reverse its decision, which “undermines efforts to control the epidemic not only in the UK but in other countries as well.”
Even in Boris Johnson’s conservative camp, anxiety is piercing. Former Health Minister Jeremy Hunt, as he was in Israel or the Netherlands, will lead the government to reconsider the restrictions as more people are being hospitalized.
There are currently 550 COVID-19 patients in intensive care in the UK, with more than 4,000 at the peak of the second wave in January.
In addition to the contaminants, millions of people were asked to stay at home for ten days if contacted.
To prevent health services from confronting less staff, caregivers who have been identified as contact cases in the UK have announced that those who have been fully vaccinated can now go to their workplaces, rather than observe severe isolation among them, which will be screened daily.
At the borders, a easing comes into effect Monday.
Those who are fully vaccinated in the UK and come from countries classified as “orange” no longer have to look for isolation when visiting the UK, including many tourist destinations such as Italy or Spain. However, France is an exception as cases of beta variation “continue”, which is causing concern to the government as it opposes the widely used astrogenic vaccine in the United Kingdom.