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Great Britain lowers its alert level for the coronavirus pandemic

June 19, 2020

The UK government lowered the coronavirus pandemic alert level from four to three this Friday, a day after the country exceeded 300,000 cases of COVID-19, provided the risk of getting infected was lower each time .

Boris Johnson’s executive thus follows the recommendation of medical experts who proposed a warning reduction, set on a five-level scale where the imminent risk of health service saturation would be greatest.

Level four represents a “high or increasing” level of transmission, while level three reflects “general circulation”. The UK Department of Health reported 1,346 new cases of COVID-19 this Friday, bringing the total to 301,815 while the death toll rose to 42,461, 173 more.

Great Britain lowers its alert level for the coronavirus pandemic
Great Britain lowers its alert level for the coronavirus pandemic

Minister Matt Hancock highlighted on Twitter that the reduction in the warning “is a great moment for the country” and “reflects the determination of the British people to overcome the virus”. “The government’s plan is working,” said the health minister.