The final phase of quarantine, originally scheduled for June 21, was postponed by the British government due to the outbreak of the delta variant called “India”.
Because of their internal weapons-the Swedish-British vaccine designed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca-they competed before vaccination, only a month ago saw the number of infections drop, and the prospect of “complete lifting of restrictions” approach . But the tide has completely changed the strait. Boris Johnson announced on Monday, June 14 that the final phase of lifting the restrictions will be postponed to July 19. It is scheduled to take place on June 21, which includes reopening the nightclub, authorizing the theater to resume full operation, stopping parties and weddings, etc.
The rapid development of the Delta variant-according to the nomenclature adopted by the World Health Organization, the new name of the “India” variant-has played spoilers by sweeping its cousin Alpha, which is said to be “UK”, responsible for the last wave that plagued the country Epidemic.Scientists’ worries are increasing day by day. Mr. Johnson once warned that he wanted to adopt a method. “Irreversible” In terms of lifting restrictions.
A new deadline will surely anger part of Mr. Johnson’s conservative camp, which is a setback for many companies that hope to reopen in the summer to make up for their losses last year. How to explain this shift?
After a long winter confinement and intense vaccination campaigns, the British government gradually lifted various restrictions. However, after falling in May, pollution data has recently started to rise again.
According to several British experts, the Delta variant is about 60% more infectious than the Alpha variant, but the main reason for the increase in infection rate is: They tripled in three weeks, Friday reached nearly 8,000 cases and nearly 128,000 deaths in the countries most severely affected by the pandemic in Europe. Delta changes are reflected in the majority, accounting for nearly 74% of cases.