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World Covid-19 in the United Kingdom: the new stage of deconfinement will have to wait for

17:05  01 august  2020
17:05  01 august  2020 Source:   france24.com

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While a new page of deconfinement was to open on Saturday in the United Kingdom, the British Prime Minister extended the deadline in the face of the resurgence of cases of Covid-19. New restrictions have also been imposed in parts of northern England.

The United Kingdom should have started a new phase of its deconfinement on Saturday August 1. Finally, Boris Johnson decided on Friday to postpone the deadline in the face of an increase in Covid-19 cases. The British government has also imposed new restrictions in some particularly affected areas of northern England.

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With nearly 46,000 deaths of people testing positive for the virus, the United Kingdom has the heaviest toll in Europe. The number of hospital admissions and deaths continues to fall, but contamination is on the rise for the first time since May.

Two-week postponement

Criticized for having been slow to react at the start of the pandemic, Boris Johnson's government is now insisting that it wants to react quickly. In recent days, he has multiplied the announcements, even if it means angering holidaymakers by re-establishing a quarantine on their return from Spain , or complicating the rules in place by imposing local restrictions.

On Friday, the Conservative Prime Minister postponed for at least two weeks the next easing planned for Saturday, explaining "that we must press the brake pedal to keep the virus under control".

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Casinos, bowling alleys, ice rinks, beauty salons, performance halls ... These establishments were to reopen on Saturday, but they will still have to wait. The news was greeted with bitterness by the middle of the music scene struggling for its survival, which was preparing to welcome the public again.

The return of the public which began in recent days in sports arenas, during cricket matches and the world snooker championships in particular, has also been canceled.

Applied for the moment to businesses, the obligation to wear a mask will also be extended from August 8 to museums, cinemas and places of worship.

"I know that the measures we are taking will be a real blow to a lot of people, to all those whose marriage plans have been disrupted or who cannot now celebrate Eid as they would like," admitted Boris Johnson, adding: "I'm really, really sorry, but we just can't take a risk ".

New restrictions in the north of England

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In a weekly study published on Friday, the National Bureau of Statistics (ONS) observed an increase in contaminations, with around 4,200 new cases per day in England between 20 and 26 July. The estimate was 2,800 new cases daily the week before.

"What we are seeing (...) is that we have probably reached the limits of what we can do in terms of opening up society," said Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty.

Faced with the upsurge in coronavirus cases, new restrictions were imposed on residents of parts of northern England on Friday. Residents of Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire - around four million people - are now prohibited from meeting other people inside their homes or in their gardens. The Scottish government strongly advises against travel to these areas.

Faced with the increase in the number of cases in Spain , the British government has also imposed since July 26 two weeks of quarantine on travelers from the country, catching thousands of tourists already there and others by surprise. who were about to go there. Travelers arriving from Luxembourg will also have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Other countries could follow, Boris Johnson warned, forcing Britons tempted to go abroad to think twice. "We cannot make the mistake of thinking of ourselves as safe," the leader said, and "must be prepared to respond to the first signs of trouble."

With AFP

Coronavirus. More than 680,000 deaths worldwide since the start of the .
epidemic © REUTERS / PHIL NOBLE A woman wearing a mask walks past a warning message this Saturday, August 1, in Manchester. Several areas in the UK are taking local restriction measures. Since the start of the pandemic, Covid-19 has spread to 196 countries. According to the latest assessment established by aggregating official sources, the new coronavirus has killed 680,014 people worldwide.

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