Johnson does not rule out more UK Covid-19 restrictions

LONDON, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today that he retains the possibility of further restrictions to protect the population and the Public Health Service from an increase in Covid-19.

Speaking to the press after holding an unscheduled meeting with his cabinet, Johnson said the situation is very difficult.

He stated that his ministers are constantly analyzing data on the behavior of the Omicron variant of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

We are examining all options to control Ómicron, and not ruling anything out, stressed the president, who urged residents to be careful, wear masks, ventilate their homes, wash their hands, and go for a booster vaccine against Covid-19.

According to British media speculation, the government is considering imposing a two-week lockdown after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

However, scientists are of the opinion that without the immediate application of more social restrictions, infections could be in the hundreds of thousands per day, and hospitalizations exceeding three thousand per day.

According to the Ministry of Health and Social Care, during the past hours, 91 thousand 743 new cases of Covid-19 virus were discovered, and 44 other deaths, for a total of 11.4 million infected and 147 thousand 261 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. .

Among the total confirmed infected people on Monday, 844 match with a micron, bringing to 45,145 the total infected with this type of virus, which is responsible for 12 deaths and 104 hospitalizations so far.

The official report adds that 50.4 percent of the 47 million people with a full Covid-19 vaccination plan have already received the booster dose.

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