The UK authorities have canceled another phase of easing the nationwide quarantine due to an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection. TASS writes about this with reference to the country's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“We have to put on the brakes to keep the virus under control,” he said at a press conference. - On Saturday, August 1, we hoped to open a number of establishments where the risk is higher. Today I have to announce that we are postponing these changes for at least two weeks. "
Tomorrow, the British authorities were planning to open skating rinks, bowling alleys, casinos and allow indoor events. Until this point, the government has never canceled measures to ease the quarantine, which was introduced on March 23.
Citing data from Britain's National Statistical Office, Johnson said that the rate of spread of the coronavirus in the country began to increase for the first time since May. "Now about one person in 1500 is a carrier of the virus, compared with one in 1800 on July 15 and one in 2000 on July 2," the politician explained.
He added that the government has decided to expand the list of places where it is mandatory to wear a mask. In addition to shops and public transport, this list will include museums, art galleries, cinemas and churches.
According to the chief sanitary doctor of England Chris Whitty, by now the country has reached a limit in lifting restrictions.