Corona measures in London and within the south and east of England can be tightened from Sunday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced on Saturday at a press convention. The measures are being tightened as a consequence of a brand new variant of the corona virus that seems to be spreading within the space.
‘New variant 70 % extra contagious’
Because of the new measures, non-essential retailers must shut, in addition to indoor leisure venues. Persons are solely allowed on the road in teams of not more than two.
Folks should additionally keep at house as a lot as doable and are known as upon to make money working from home. It’s not allowed to remain in a single day with another person and international journey can also be prohibited.
Residents of the world are solely allowed to have fun Christmas with individuals from their very own family. For the remainder of England, individuals with a most of three households could come collectively. Earlier, the prime minister stated that this might be allowed for a interval of 5 days, however that interval is now restricted to December 25 solely.
The invention of the brand new pressure had already been introduced on Monday. Primarily based on the preliminary evaluation of knowledge on the pressure, a particular advisory group discovered that it might be spreading quicker.
“The brand new variant could also be 70 % extra contagious than the previous, authentic variant of the virus,” Johnson stated in the course of the press convention. Additional analysis ought to make clear this.
There are not any clear indicators that the brand new variant can also be extra harmful. The possibility of hospitalization or dying is akin to the previous variant. There’s additionally nothing to point that corona vaccines are much less efficient towards the brand new pressure of the virus.