Boris Johnson’s government is actively sticking to the lock-out plans outlined earlier this year, which began to restore the British to the long-awaited freedom of movement. Disruption in various parts of the UK Indian variant of the virus However, it threatens to force Downing Street brakes to expand in order to avoid a new health crisis. As a result of the new mutation the number of confirmed patients with Govt-19 has increased by 160% in the past week. From Thursday to Thursday, according to the data Public Health UK (PHE), That creature Managing public health in the UK, the number of patients has increased from 1,313 cases to 3,424 due to the new variant B.1.617.2, originally located on the Indian subcontinent.
This rise is very steep, but it should be taken into account that the impact on the global development of epidemics in the country is still small. In total, the United Kingdom has diagnosed nearly 250,000 Govt cases, and even now, there are less than 50 cases per 100,000 people in 14 days, reporting about 2,200 per day, which is lower than what was reported by Spain (2,800 Thursday), which is 70% of the population.
Some scientists, such as Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, have confirmed that the mutation is on track to surpass the Kendish variant, known as the British variant, which was the main cause of the strong UK virus of recent waves. According to data managed by Christina Bagal, director of the Medical Research Division University College London, As of May 8, 30% of viral samples collected across the UK responded to the new variant. “Most of the cases are in the northwestern part of the UK, especially in Bolton, but also in some parts of London. We are beginning to notice new eruptions in other parts of the country,” he told the PHE.
The Johnson government is officially maintaining its commitment to a full return to normalcy on June 21, with the fourth and final phase of the expansion scheduled to begin. However, a Downing Street spokesman acknowledged on Thursday that all projects were being reviewed: “The identified variance in India could seriously affect the current progress and it is very difficult to reach the 4th phase. We will make decisions. According to the latest scientific data, do so with the necessary time before making a decision ”.
The British have already begun to return to shops, bars and restaurants that have been closed for four months, and will face severe rebellion if the Johnson government backs down from its liberation plans. “When will this government allow people to resume their lives with the least risk?”
Downing Street is also under pressure from the tourism industry, which does not understand the decision to cover most European destinations. Spain included, In the so-called “amber list”. Passengers returning from those countries are required to employ a total of three PCRs subject to ten days of isolation, which will cost their travel plans nearly 400 400. They must do the PCR 72 hours prior to travel and must sign two contracts in advance, which are done within 2 and 8 days of isolation. Travelers can choose where to do the first, and the next two are dictated by the British government.
In addition, it is different government ministers and Johnson who have clarified those countries Amber List They should not be considered potential holiday destinations, and domestic restrictions will be significantly increased so that no one can avoid being forcibly isolated when they return. The Prime Minister has also made it clear that the list of countries that can be reconsidered every three weeks from the announcement on May 17 – next June 7 – will not be subject to change “in the immediate future”.