UK lifts restrictions against Covid-19

UK lifts restrictions against Covid-19

England today lifts almost all restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, including the mandatory use of masks, only recommended and social distancing in shops and transport. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson justifies the decision with the success of the vaccination – two-thirds of adults have both doses – which reduced serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths, removing the risk of overloading the health system.

To date, teleworking is no longer the norm, shows and sports stadiums are running at full capacity, discos are reopening, ‘pubs’ are back to counter service and the number of people attending is no longer limited. Given the rise in infections with the delta variant, the measure has been challenged as reckless by the Labor opposition, and Health Minister Sajid David, who announced on Saturday that he had been infected, admits that the number of daily cases is The number will reach 100,000 in a few weeks.

Influential scientists around the world have also called on the British government not to move towards the so-called “Independence Day” and not to jeopardize both British and international efforts to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 . Boris Johnson on Sunday asked the British to “please” be “alert” from today, at a time when, in Europe’s worst-affected country, the number of daily cases of infection exceeds 50,000 and the total number is on the rise. She goes. 128,600 dead and more than 585,000 new cases since July 1.

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About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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