Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the pandemic had been “a disaster” for the United Kingdom and expressed “concern” about the rise in infections in the city of Leicester, which is considering postponing the new phase of the start for another two weeks De-escalation.
The Ministry of Health reported 815 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the preliminary balance to 311,965. At least 43,575 people were killed by the disease, 25 more than on Sunday, although the dates for the first days of the week are usually lower.
“This was a disaster, to put it bluntly. It was a nightmare for the country in deep shock,” the Prime Minister said in a statement to Times Radio. Johnson, who was admitted to the intensive care unit after the onset of the disease, has said that the government owes the victims to know “what was wrong”, although this is not “the time” now.
The government has made no secret of its concern over the situation of beach areas where crowds and outbreaks have been recorded, such as Leicester, which registered 866 new infections in the two weeks before June 23, in recent days.