At 20:00 local time on the 4th, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a televised speech announcing that from the 5th to mid-February, the highest level of strict control measures will be implemented throughout England, replacing the four-level, third-level and second-level control measures currently in England to prevent Break the current rapidly spreading COVID-19 infection pandemic.
On the 4th local time, British Prime Minister Johnson tweeted: “Stay at home. Protect the NHS (National Health Insurance System of the United Kingdom). Save lives. It is worth mentioning that Johnson also put the tweet on the top.
As the mutant coronavirus is found in the UK, the spread of the coronavirus is rapid. Medical experts say that the spread of newly discovered mutant viruses is 50% to 70% faster than before.
On the 4th, local time, 58,784 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added in the UK 24 hours, setting a new high in a single day since the outbreak of the PANDEMIC.
By that day, the number of new infections in the United Kingdom had exceeded 50,000 for seven consecutive days. Last week, the number of patients admitted to the coronavirus in the UK rose by one-third from the previous week, and the number of new deaths increased by 20%. If the pandemic is not under control, British hospitals will collapse in about 21 days, Johnson said.
To this end, the United Kingdom decided to implement the same strictest control measures as those taken on March 23 last year in England again.
Except for situations that are allowed by law to go out once a day to exercise, buy basic daily necessities, medical reasons, etc., people need to stay at home and quarantine. Large, secondary and primary schools are basically closed, and schools implement distance learning.
At the same time, the UK will accelerate the pace of vaccine cultivation, and the British health system plans to complete the first dose of vaccination for the top four priority groups in the country, including the elderly and vulnerable, within a few months.