With 43,302 cases, the highest number of coronavirus infections since January 15, despite being recorded last Wednesday, UK moves ahead with its de-escalation plan And from next Monday, July 19, it will end the use of masks and social distancing.
In view of the seriousness of the situation in the country, more than a thousand scientists have signed a letter asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson that easing of restrictions postponed And he has accused the government of pretending to have “massive herd immunity”, but neither the warnings of experts nor the high incidence of the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the country deter the British executive’s plans. Huh. .
The strategy chosen by the United Kingdom is in stark contrast to the strategy being adopted by other countries in Europe to contain the new wave of Kovid-19. France, where infections have also returned, it wants to encourage vaccination and for this it has forced all health workers to vaccinate themselves and to access public places such as cinema halls with a vaccination certificate or coronavirus test Will demand negative consequences, to use cafes, restaurants and means of transport.
In Italy, happened on 28 June in all regions “White Zone”, with the lowest epidemiological risk, and the use of masks abroad has not been mandated since then. Despite this, the country is debating whether to follow France’s example and that only vaccinated people can access leisure establishments.
Like the United Kingdom, but with a completely different epidemiological situation, Sweden The U.S. has recently relaxed some of the measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among other things, Swedish authorities have increased the number of people who can meet indoors and out, and have ended the regulation of current hours in restaurants.
Curfew, negative PCR…
In Spain, autonomous communities are opting for more restrictive measures given the rise in infections. On CataloniaFor example, the government has decided to shut down nightlife, limit meetings to a maximum of 10 people, and impose curfews in 161 municipalities. Similarly, the Valencian community has limited nocturnal mobility in 32 locations and would require a negative PCR or vaccination certificate to access nightlife venues in Galicia.
As in the United Kingdom, although to a lesser extent, the delta version of the coronavirus is severely affecting Spain and is already predominant in some autonomous communities such as Andalusia.
In our country the accumulated incidence in the last 14 days has increased again and it stood at 537.34 as compared to 500.75 a day earlier on Friday. According to official figures, the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic has already risen to 4,100,222.