Bloomberg – UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid noted in a column for the Daily Mail that he opposes further restrictions in response to the Omicron edition and pledged to provide more facilities. testing in the next few months.
Javid reiterated his opinion that the country should try to live with Covid-19, and that Implementation of the new sanctions will be an “absolute last resort”The official cited the “enormous health, social and economic cost of closure” in that sense.
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,It is inevitable that there will be a large increase in the number of people hospitalized with the virus next month, given the gap between infection and hospitalization.Javid acknowledged. The country recorded nearly 190,000 new cases on Friday, a new record since the start of the pandemic.
,Since I took this position six months ago, I am also well aware of the enormous health, social and economic costs of closure.“, why”For this reason, I have insisted that we should give ourselves the best possible chance of living with the virus and avoid strict measures in the future.,
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According to the latest official figures, one in 25 people in the United Kingdom will have tested positive for COVID-19, and hospitalizations also continue to rise, the official warned. On the other hand, hospital admissions are at their highest level since January 2021, with 2,370 Covid-19 patients on December 29, representing a week-on-week increase of 90%.
The restrictions currently in force in the UK were introduced in December, and will be revised on 4 January. Indications to companies to implement remote work are likely to be extended till the second fortnight of January.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson originally said he wanted to lift the measures “After the beginning of January and possibly not earlier.”
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