The British authorities are rethinking the current course of the reopening process after noting in recent days a certain rebound in daily infections by coronavirus, according to official sources. Both ‘The Telegraph’ and the ‘Financial Times’ have indicated this Saturday that the British Government is preparing new contingency plans that would delay two more weeks, that is, until the beginning of July, the easing of restrictions.
“We are working on a range of options, such as delaying part of the lifting of the restrictions, or the exchange of measures between different phases of the lifting of the restrictions,” these sources explained to the ‘Financial Times’.
In fact, this same Saturday, the advisor to the British Government, Stephen Reicher, has warned that the execution of the next reopening measures on June 21 would be “reckless” and would represent “a serious risk to the population,” according to comments collected by ‘The Guardian’.
The increase in infections is partly attributed to the new variants of the virus, to which the Minister of Health, Matt Hancock has added that they publish “all the information we have on the new variants, including the delta variant, and we adopt this approach of total transparency “, collects ‘The Guardian’.
Without going any further, the country has registered in the last 24 hours another 5,765 new infections and 13 new deaths, according to the figures provided by the British Ministry of Health in its balance sheet this Saturday. A total of 4.5 million people have been infected with coronavirus since the beginning of the crisis, which has left approximately 127,800 dead.
Vaccinations continue to progress apace, on the other hand: a total of 40 million Britons have received at least the first dose of the vaccine while another 27 million have already received full treatment.