London, July 14 (EFE). – The United Kingdom today announced 42,302 new cases of Covid-19 virus within 24 hours, the maximum since January 15, with 49 more deaths, to a total of 128,530 cases since the beginning of the epidemic in March 2020.
According to the latest official data, there were also 538 hospitalizations, an increase of 53.2% from last week, which reflects the impact of the most contagious delta type of coronavirus, prevalent in this country.
Despite the increase in infections, the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues its plan to complete the easing of the confinement imposed last January in England next Monday, considering that the success of the vaccination plan hinders the progress of the virus.
On July 19, nightclubs will reopen and the maximum capacity in theaters and cinemas will be canceled as well as people who can gather indoors or outdoors.
However, Johnson recommended “caution” and urged citizens to continue to use a mask indoors – although it is no longer illegal not to do so – while advising businesses and places such as nightclubs to limit entry to those with a certificate of vaccination.
The conservative government is also maintaining sanitary measures for international travel, such that those from green or amber countries must take tests and travelers from red areas must self-isolate in designated hotels.
The Mayor of London, Labor Sadiq Khan, has indicated that regardless of the government line, he will maintain the obligation to wear a mask on London’s transport network, a measure other British mayors are considering implementing as well.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have their own health competencies and are progressing at their own pace in de-escalation. EFE
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