British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street on the 26th, announcing the new epidemic prevention measures to be taken by the United Kingdom after the end of this round of strict control measures in England on December 2.
This is Boris Johnson’s first public appearance in the middle of this month after self-isolation after contact with people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
After the end of this round of strict control measures, the United Kingdom will introduce new three-level epidemic prevention control measures. Among them
The third level of control measures is a special high alert
Prohibiting most outdoor and all indoor family gatherings, bars are closed, the catering industry is only allowed to provide takeout services, all indoor entertainment places are closed, the accommodation industry is closed, and passengers are advised to avoid traveling outside the region except for necessary travel.
The second level of control is a high-level vigilance.
It is forbidden to limit the general indoor and outdoor family gatherings to less than six people. Bars can only be opened when they are restaurants. Alcoholic drinks in the catering industry can only be provided as a side of basic meals.
The accommodation industry can be operated. Adults have no interactive contact with sports activities outdoors. In this case, it can be held. It is recommended to reduce travel and avoid going to level 3 control areas.
The first level of control is a medium alert, allowing indoor and outdoor family gatherings of less than six people. Bars must limit the number of customers and tables, business hours up to 23:00, and allow the entertainment and accommodation industries to open.
Necessary sports activities can be held if the audience is controlled by 50% of the capacity of the venue, and avoid going to the third-level control area. Travel, etc.
Next Wednesday (December 2), after the end of this round of strict control measures in England, various parts of the UK will decide on the vigilance measures at all levels according to the local epidemic.
The London area will move from the strictest control at present to level II, and 99% of the population in England will be under level 3 and level 2 control measures. The areas with three levels of control will be mainly concentrated in large areas in central Britain, northern regions and a small part of the southeast.
Based on the experience of the results of large-scale infection testing in the previously most affected Liverpool area, the British government has decided to implement large-scale infection testing in all three-level strictly controlled areas in the future.
Boris Johnson expects the coronavirus vaccine to be rolled out by next spring, but until then, the UK still faces the entire winter when strict measures are needed to control the epidemic.