US News Covid-19: the United Kingdom raises the alert level

23:25  21 september  2020
23:25  21 september  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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How does the Covid - 19 alert level system work? The alert level , which is recommended by the Joint Biosecurity Centre Infections are rising - although some experts question whether the situation is as dire as Prof Chris Witty and Sir Patrick Vallance set out when they raised the prospect of 50,000

The alert level is telling us what we already know - the virus is still here, but at much lower levels . It combines all the data on coronavirus in the UK to In determining the UK 's alert level , the four chief medical officers considered a number of factors including: Covid - 19 's reproduction (R) number, a

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The United Kingdom raised Monday the alert level measuring the evolution of the novel coronavirus epidemic. According to health authorities, without a "change of course", the country risked deploring more than 200 deaths per day in November.

On the eve of a government crisis meeting, at the end of which Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to speak to Parliament, the heads of the medical services of the four British provinces have thus raised the alert level to 4, compared to 3 since June.

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Covid alert level should be raised , say chief medical officers, meaning threat increasing. PA Media has snapped this. The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended the Covid - 19 alert level for the UK be increased to Level 4, meaning transmission of the virus is “high or rising exponentially”, the

Covid alert levels are used as a guide to what restrictions to implement and how bad the virus is in the UK . When the alert system was announced, the PM explained: “That Covid alert level will tell us how tough we have to be in our social-distancing measures – the lower the level , the fewer the

This corresponds to a level of transmission "high or increasing exponentially". “The virus is spreading. We are at a breaking point, ”Health Minister Matt Hancock warned in Parliament,“ we must all play our part to stop the spread ”.

Contaminations which double every 7 days

The most bereaved country in Europe with nearly 42,000 deaths, the United Kingdom is currently seeing contaminations "double every seven days", warned the government's scientific adviser Patrick Vallance during 'a televised address earlier today.

If the epidemic followed this curve, "we would arrive at 50,000 cases per day in mid-October" - against around 6,000 currently according to estimates - and this could lead to "200 deaths per day or more in mid-November", a he continued. At the height of the pandemic, the United Kingdom counted nearly 1,000 deaths per day in its daily reports.

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The alert level was reduced from level four to three on 19 June. That means the epidemic is in general circulation but transmission is no longer "high or rising exponentially". Announcing the change, the chief medical officers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland said: "There has been a steady

Covid level 4 explained: What is covid alert level 4? Covid level 4: The UK is seeing a large increase in coronavirus cases (Image: GETTY/GOV). Covid level 4: Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance have recommended the alert level should be raised to level 4 (Image: GETTY).

A problem for “six months”

“If we don't change course, the virus will take off. This is the path we are on, ”explained Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, during this speech where the two great figures of the British health authorities, who have become familiar to the general public, adopted a tone serious and pedagogue.

Local restrictions to fight the spread of the virus are increasing - including Monday in four areas of Wales - the government hoping to only resort as a last resort to national containment with devastating consequences for an economy already severely affected by the containment of the first wave.

Due to advances in treatments and the hope of having a vaccine next year, this is a "six month problem," warned Chris Whitty.

A “unified” approach between countries

Boris Johnson spoke by telephone on Monday with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Prime Ministers. "They have agreed to take a unified approach as much as possible over the next few days," Downing Street said in a statement.

In addition to the Council of Ministers, the British Prime Minister is due on Tuesday to hold a meeting devoted to the government's response to the resumption of the epidemic.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon (separatist) said she was in favor of an "alignment" of the four nations of the United Kingdom, while saying she was ready to do without if the decisions taken in London did not seem adequate.

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