British Prime Minister Boris Johnson assured this Thursday that the government is “not excluding anything” given the spread of the Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2, which is causing “concern” among British authorities.
“Right now there is a wide range of scientific opinions about what can happen,” said the BBC during a school visit in Ferryhill, England.
For example, Johnson has indicated that the government wants to “make sure” that all “prudent and cautious” measures are taken that it can and has confirmed the existence of “meetings” later in the day to “think carefully” what to do in this matter.
When asked if there are any local restrictions, he reiterated that the government can take a “wide range” of measures that include performing additional diagnostic tests for COVID-19 and tracking infections. However, he has stressed that “nothing is stopping him” from continuing the de-escalation in the UK, which will resume this Monday.
British scientists have warned during the day that the Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is being “carefully” monitored in the UK amid concerns about its possible spread in the European country.