UK authorities are rethinking the current course of the reopening process after seeing some recovery in daily coronavirus infections over the past few days, according to official figures.
Both The Telegraph and the Financial Times announced on Saturday that the British government is working out new contingency plans that would postpone the easing of the restrictions for another two weeks, ie until the beginning of July.
“We are working on a number of options, such as delaying part of the lifting of the restrictions or exchanging measures between different phases of the lifting of the restrictions,” these sources told the Financial Times.
Indeed, the advisor to the British government, Stephen Reicher, warned on the same Saturday that the implementation of the next reopening measures on the 21st collected by ‘The Guardian’.
The surge in infections is being attributed in part to the new variants of the virus, which Health Secretary Matt Hancock added that they “publish all information we have about the new variants, including the Delta variant, and we are taking that approach”. of total transparency “, collects ‘The Guardian’.
Without going any further, the country has registered another 5,765 new infections and 13 new deaths in the past 24 hours, according to figures from the UK Department of Health in its tally this Saturday. A total of 4.5 million people have been infected with the corona virus since the beginning of the crisis, around 127,800 dead.
The vaccinations, however, are proceeding rapidly: a total of 40 million Britons have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, and another 27 million have already received full treatment.