UK could ease Covid-19 restrictions next week

EFE.- UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid has been “reservedly optimistic” in these hours about the possibility of “relaxing” existing restrictions against Covid-19 next week.

In a speech to the House of Commons (lower), assessing the current situation in the country of the pandemic, the minister noted that “for eight weeks (…) the world has not heard of the Omicron variant, and since then a third of the total number of Covid-cases has been recorded. 19 (with this variant)”.

“The actions this government has taken in response to Omicron and the collective efforts of the British have led us to be The country with the largest antiviral doses in Europe The country with the most testing in Europe The country with the largest number of antivirals per capita in Europe“, He said.

All this, Javid added, illustrates “why we are Europe’s most open country.”

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“Given these pharmaceutical defenses and the possibility that we may already reach peak hospitalizations (for Covid-19), I am conservatively optimistic that we will be able to reduce restrictions significantly next week,” the UK minister predicted.

Currently, the government of Boris Johnson It is recommended to wear face masks in some indoor places and on public transportation, Work from home whenever possible and use what’s called a Covid-19 certificate.

According to the latest official figures released by the UK Department of Health yesterday, the UK as a whole has reported 84,429 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours and another 85 deaths from the disease.

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