According to the Ministry of Health and Social Care, 140 more deaths related to the disease were confirmed during the past hours, for a total of 11.6 million people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 147 thousand 573 deaths.
It also reported that there are just over eight thousand citizens in hospitals with symptoms of Covid-19, of whom 849 are connected to respirators.
The UK is going through a new wave of the pandemic after the arrival of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is more contagious than all the previous ones.
Scientists are advising the government to increase social restrictions around Christmas and the end of the year, to protect the public health system, which has already been hit hard after nearly two years of fighting the disease.
British Prime Minister, Conservative Boris Johnson, who weeks ago reinstated the mandatory use of masks in enclosed spaces and imposed vaccination passports for nightclubs and mass events, considers, however, that for the time being there will be no need for further measures to combat Covid-19, let alone Closure.
Instead, the Ministry of Health announced, on Wednesday, that the infected will be able to end the self-isolation period within seven days, instead of 10, in the event that two consecutive negative results of the rapid antigen test appear.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, for its part, has recommended that children aged 5 to 11 years in hazardous conditions or at risk of contracting Covid-19 be vaccinated with Pfizer/BioNTech immunomodulators, with an eight-week interval between the first and second week. doses.
So far, the vaccines are only applied to those over the age of 12, and according to a report on Wednesday, of the 47.1 million people with the full scheme, more than 53.6 percent have received the so-called booster dose, which is also thought to protect against Omicron.
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