Increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK, Even though half of all adults have received both doses of the vaccinehandjob Planned de-escalation from June 21 threatens and penalizes critical tourism sector. delta version of coronavirus, detected for the first time in India, is already dominant in the country, Where despite the progress of the vaccination campaign, the cases have doubled in the last one week.
UK records 6,238 new coronavirus cases, highest daily number since March 25. In addition, health officials reported another 11 deaths. In England, the R number, which measures the doubling speed of the virus, rose slightly to between 1 and 1.2, according to the latest data released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage).
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that The government had “always hoped that cases would rise” by easing imprisonment.. “What is important is the impact on the number of people hospitalized for a certain number of cases. This link began to break with vaccination, but it has not yet been completely broken. This is one of those things that we are watching very closely, and it is too early to say what the decision will be before June 21, but we will make sure that people know in time. “
The date of 21 June has been set by the British Government. Removal of all restrictions, but it won’t be until June 14 when officials decide whether to extend or postpone the measure, clarified the series this Friday BBC Communities Minister, Robert Jenrick.
tourism, in doubt
Fears of variant entry have pushed the UK forward impose strict restrictions on international travel and withdraw unexpectedly on Thursday, Portugal from the group of foreign destinations at low risk of COVID-19, given that there was an increase in infections. has been kept Spain off the so-called low-risk ‘green list’ and left it in ‘amber’ (intermediate risk), which requires a ten-day quarantine and two PCRs upon return to the UK, However, the next British review on international travel will be done in three weeks.
Reasons for the inclusion of Portugal in the “Amber” list Troubles of travel companies and tourists visiting that country. In statements to the channel sky NewsHenrique Barros, President of the National Health Council of Portugal, He described the British executive’s response as “exaggerated” and stressed that the epidemiological situation in his country is “relatively stable”.
Barros said the increase in cases was among those under the age of 40 and that Incidence is low in people over the age of 50, while hospitalization is “very low”., the number of people less than 25 for every million inhabitants.
The British Community Minister, on his part, acknowledged that the situation for passengers was “disappointing”, but emphasized that the government was clear that the “green list” could change. “These countries are reviewed every three weeks, so there’s always a risk of moving quickly with new variants”Jenrick emphasized, which linked the return from Portugal to the presence of a mutation identified in Nepal of the delta variant.
(with info from EFE)
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