British Minister of Health: Pandemic is flattening or restrictions are relaxed during Christmas
November 20, according to Reuters, on the 20th local time, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that due to the current lockdown measures, there are signs that the number of Coronavirus cases in the UK is beginning to level off. This also paved the way for the relaxation of restrictions during Christmas.
On November 6, local time, the British government tried to implement a large-scale city-wide test for the new coronavirus in Liverpool. Local residents can be tested regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. The entire process is expected to last for two weeks.
According to reports, Hancock said, “There are encouraging signs that the number of cases is beginning to level off, and the lockdown measures we introduced earlier this month are working.” He added that the UK is formulating anti-Pandemic rules during the Christmas period.
Hancock said, “Of course it will not be like a normal Christmas. There must be proper rules, but we hope it can be closer to the normal Christmas that people expect.”
At present, the total number of confirmed cases in the United Kingdom is 1,456,941, and 53870 have died. The United Kingdom is the first country in Europe to have a death toll of 50,000. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a few days ago, “Every death is a tragedy, and we mourn everyone who has passed away.”