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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday that the UK would accept a second national lockout as corona virus cases run rampant in the United Kingdom, closing all essential businesses but keeping schools open for the next four weeks, which would try to curb the virus.
Johnson told a news conference in London that people would be ordered to stay at home if not for essential purposes, including education, medical reasons, or groceries. Pubs, bars and restaurants should be closed except for takeaway and delivery.
Some industries that cannot work from home will continue, such as construction and manufacturing. He said the lockdown would take effect on Thursday and end on December 2.
“It’s time to take action because there is no alternative,” Johnson said.
The move from Downing Street follows similar announcements from Germany and France this week, announcing new nationwide locks in an effort to curb the worsening of the corona virus ahead of the holidays.
According to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the UK reports more than 22,600 Covid-19 cases on a weekly average – 4,800 new cases than the first peak in the spring. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Impose their own Infectious policies.
For several weeks, Johnson, who tested positive, was hospitalized with the corona virus earlier this year, insisting against the “tragedy of a national lockout” and instead adopting more localized controls.
The UK is operating under one Recently the three tier opening system was announced Classifies areas based on the severity of their infection rate, with varying degrees of control for each condition.
World Health Organization Caution in mid-October Explosions in Europe are “relevant” as the number of intensive care beds available continues to decline. Now, it appears that hospital admissions and deaths in the UK during epidemics could rise to an all-time high.
Patrick Valens, the government’s chief scientific adviser, told a news conference on Saturday that the number of Govt – 19 deaths in the country would “double or worse” compared to the first wave in the coming winter months.
If no action is taken, the models suggest that the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, or NHS, will have more than maximum use in its hospitals by the end of November and that extra bed capacity will be at the top by December.
“We will get this, but we must act now to control this autumn uprising. We are not going back to a full-scale lockout in March and April,” Johnson said. “The measures I have outlined are less restrictive, less restrictive, but I fear the basic message from Thursday is the same: stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
John Edmunds, London Epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene; The lawsuits said that Saturday Were operating “significantly above” in a fairly bad situation.
Amendment: The measures announced by Prime Minister Johnson will end on December 2. The previous version of this story incorrectly marked the date.
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