UK to close again to contain new strain of COVID-19

England will be subjected to its third total quarantine due to the increase in cases due to the new strain of Covid-19. It is currently one of the European countries with the highest number of deaths, adding a total of 75,000 since the pandemic began. For this reason and in the face of a gigantic wave of new infections, UK to close again to try to contain virus.

After Scotland left England with only hope of the Oxford vaccine, the chances of facing Covid-19 were reduced. Increasing the numbers of new transmissions of the strain discovered in December.

The prime minister of the country, Boris Johnson, made a brief message to the nation at the hour of the highest night audience to report on the situation they are going through.

As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from Covid-19 than at any time since the start of the pandemic. "

Johnson added that it was necessary of the collaboration of all to bring this new strain under control while the vaccines are distributed. Therefore, the entire country will have to enter a confinement hard enough to avoid contagion.

UK is in dire straits

On Monday there were 26,626 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the country, representing a 30% increase compared to last Monday.

In this context, the four medical councils of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland jointly requested total restrictions. A measure that anticipates the risk that health services are exceeded.

On the other hand, the distribution of the vaccine developed by the British team AstraZeneca / Oxford, seems like the only reason for hope for the UK. And because it is cheaper and easier to maintain, all regions can have access to it.

England has already inoculated a million people with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, and this Monday became the first country to supply the second dose.

Extreme measures, but necessary

The new UK closure includes primary schools, secondary schools and universities. Which will run remotely until mid-February, except for the children of essential workers and vulnerable children.

Those who cannot do it remotely and to do purchases of essential food and medicines. Essential hotels and retail locations should remain closed. While restaurants can only take take out orders.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on his visit to a hospital that he received the first vaccines made by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca:

The country will soon face "tough, tough" weeks.

He invited the nation to remain calm and help together to overcome the situation as soon as possible.

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