Britain’s new health minister, Sajud Javid, said on Sunday that the Conservative government is preparing to lift the latest restrictions on covid-19 and warned that the country must “learn to coexist with this disease”.
Javid succeeded the outgoing Matt Hancock on June 26, who left because he kissed his assistant and violated hygiene standards. In an article in the Daily Mail, Javid said, Eliminating the restrictions introduced by the pandemic “has health reasons.”
“We are on our way to July 19 [quando o executivo planeia completar a desaceleração do confinamento imposto em janeiro passado], But we must be honest with people about the fact that we cannot eliminate covid-19,” Effie quoted the minister as writing.
Javid, a former minister of the Ministry of Economy and Interior, explained that his first job at the Ministry of Health was to “recover freedom and learn to coexist with covid-19”.
Housing Minister Robert Jenric also stated in multiple interviews today that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government plans to remove all remaining restrictions, including wearing masks, by July 19, and will keep health and safety practices at home. citizen.
Although the government has paved the way for a possible full reopening of societies—international travel will also change and vaccinations can be lifted—doctors warn that some protective measures must be maintained to protect the health sector.
According to the latest report from the French agency Agence France-Presse, the covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 3,957,862 deaths worldwide due to more than 182.5 million infections.
According to data from the General Administration of Health, in Portugal, since the beginning of the pandemic, as of March 2020, 17,112 people have died and 887,047 cases of infection have been registered.