The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed that there will be no refinement in the United Kingdom as of next Monday, as the second phase will allow the reopening of hairdressers, gyms and bars, Among other services, though, he urged residents to “comply with the rules” of care to avoid further coronavirus infections.
At a press conference, the prime minister admitted that the citizens’ efforts were “bearing fruit” however He warned that this is not the time for “complacency.”
Meanwhile, England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, said More than 31 million people have already received their first dose of the vaccine.
He added, “Hospital admissions and symptomatic patients have decreased among the elderly, and the number of admissions has decreased since the second wave, and the British variant of SARS-CoV-2 is still prevalent in the country.”
Before appearing, Johnson met with his cabinet to approve the next phase of the UK’s de-escalation.
On the other hand, the government confirmed this Implement a traffic light system to allow citizens to travel abroad within the framework of easing restrictions, According to the Europa Press news agency.
However, you will not be able to leave the country for the holidays until at least May 17, although the countries that will appear in each traffic light system category have been specified.
The government document specified that “given the epidemic situation abroad, and the progress of vaccination programs in other countries,” it was still not possible to confirm that non-essential international travel could be resumed from that point onwards.
Traveling abroad is currently banned in the UK and people trying to leave the country without providing a reason deemed necessary face fines in excess of € 5,900.
The prime minister pledged, “If things continue well, life will start to return to something similar to how it was, but we are still a bit far away.”
Previously, the government promised that all citizens would have access to a fast and free coronavirus test twice a week starting Friday.
The tests are aimed at people who do not have symptoms, because according to the health authorities, one in three people infected with the Coronavirus may not have it, and he may spread the virus without his knowledge.