Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, will reveal on Monday a strategy to ease coronavirus limitations on July 19, encouraging the public to “learn to live with” the virus.
He had hoped to reopen fully on June 21, but then was obliged to postpone the date due to the outbreak of the extremely contagious Delta strain. In the United Kingdom, such variation currently accounts for roughly all new COVID cases.
The prime minister will call a press conference, and Health Secretary Sajid Javid will speak to parliament on the matter.
Following Russia, the United Kingdom has the largest coronavirus mortality toll of any European nation, with over 128,000 deaths. A third shutdown is rapidly coming to an end, although other limitations persist.
Clubs and bars are not permitted to open, huge events are not held to capacity, and pub services is still limited.
The United Kingdom was one among the first countries to implement a vaccination campaign in December, and roughly 64% of the population aged has now got 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a statement prepared prior of his press appearance, Johnson was quoted as stating, “Today we will set out how we can restore people’s freedoms.”
The British Medical Association (BMA) encouraged the government to keep certain limitations in place over weekends, citing a “alarming” surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, which would be approaching 30,000 each day.