The UK government will detail its new plans to further relax coronavirus restrictions next week, although the country continues to register around 1,200 cases a day and experts warn of a possible second wave of infection.
“This week we will release more details on what we can do to simplify some of the national closure measures in early July,” Health Minister Matt Hancock said in an interview with the BBC.
“The number of new infections is decreasing, for example, the number of people in ventilated beds in the hospital is decreasing, and luckily the number of dying is decreasing,” he said.
The country also intends to reopen other parts of the economy, including hotel companies, as of July 4, according to another Sky News interview, and will detail whether it will finally decide to repeal the regulation, which requires two meters between people if there are factors of additional protection, such as masks.
In the meantime, epidemiologist Peter Piot warned in an interview with the BBC this Sunday that the likelihood of a second wave is almost certain, although the UK has managed to reduce the number of infections.
“The virus hasn’t gone and won’t go from one beautiful day to the next,” he warned.