British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the “road map” for the dissolution of the United Kingdom will continue as planned next Monday, and that services such as hairdressers, stadiums or bars will be reopened in the second phase, despite requests The people “obey the rules.”
At a press conference, the “Prime Minister” admitted that the citizens’ efforts are “achieving results” and urged not to “be annoyed”. He explained that the progress of the downgrade plan is due to the fact that they have already achieved Impose four requirements Continue to relax restrictions.
Specifically, as England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty explained in detail, 31 million people received the first dose The vaccine targets covid-19; the number of elderly hospitalizations and symptomatic infections has declined; income has also declined since the second wave; finally, the SARS-CoV-2 variant in the UK is still the main variant in the country.
Before appearing in court, Johnson had held a meeting with the Cabinet to approve the next stage of the UK downgrade.Other changes in the second phase of the UK “roadmap” include the reopening of services, such as Barber shop, as well as spa, zoo, theme park, library and community center. In addition, the wedding can be held for up to 15 people.
On the other hand, as expected, the British government has confirmed that it will implement a A traffic light system that allows citizens of the country to travel Abroad, within the framework of relaxing restrictions.
despite this, You will not be able to leave the country for your holiday before May 17, At least as described in the current downgrade plan. During its appearance, it did not specify which countries will appear in each category of traffic light systems.
Administrative documents collected by Sky News stated that “in view of the pandemic situation abroad and the progress of vaccination programs in other countries,” it is still not certain that international travel is not essential It can be recovered from this point.
“Considering the latest situation of the variants and the testing of their vaccine efficacy, we will confirm in advance whether unnecessary international travel can be resumed on May 17 or whether we have to wait longer to lift the restriction,” it Read the text.
The “Prime Minister” expressed regret that a specific date could not be provided. Resume international travelBut he argued that he did not want to “underestimate” the risk of travelers importing COVID-19 into the UK.
Actually, No travel abroad In the UK, anyone who tries to leave the country without providing the necessary reason will face a fine of up to £5,000 (above 5,900 euros).
However, the Johnson Administration’s International Travel Working Group is expected to submit a report on the matter on April 12, which will include recommendations on how to manage these outings to increase the risk of infection and disease mutations. .
On the other hand, Johnson Proof of vaccination excluded For the third phase of the downgrade plan, the restaurant will open to serve customers indoors.
He said: “If everything continues to go well, life will begin to return to normal levels, but we are still far away.” He emphasized the importance of the covid-19 diagnostic tests that will be provided to citizens Once every two weeks They will “have great value.”
In this sense, Whitty also expressed his views. He assured people that it is not surprising that covid-19 is still “among us”, and emphasized that “It won’t magically disappear in the next few months.”
During the day, the British Ministry of Health has registered 2,762 infections And 26 dead In addition, the total has increased to 4,362,150 and 126,862 respectively.