In the UK, has announced the third national lockdown because of the situation with coronavirus infection COVID-19. About it writes RIA Novosti.
It is known that the introduction of a quarantine was announced by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. In his speech, he noted that a new strain of the infection spread with frightening speed.
“It is obvious that is necessary for the third national lockdown,” said Johnson.
It is reported that from Tuesday, January 5, the British school transferred to the remote mode. Educational institutions can go only to the children of representatives of key professions – doctors, social workers, firefighters, police officers, couriers and sellers.
UK residents became eligible to leave the house for a walk, to the hospital or to the store. At the same time citizens with severe chronic illnesses were asked not to leave their homes.
It is clarified that the lockdown restrictions were stricter than those imposed in November 2020. However, he has become the equivalent of the spring of quarantine.
“You should start following the rules right now, but on Wednesday, when the Parliament will gather, it will become law,” he appealed to the citizens of Johnson.
The Prime Minister explained that the timing of the end of the lockdown will depend on the dynamics of infection. Johnson also confirmed the authorities ‘ intention to vaccinate against COVID-19 to mid-February, four priority population groups – residents of nursing homes, physicians, the elderly and citizens with chronic diseases.
On Monday in the UK has revealed a record number of cases COVID-19 per day. Infection was diagnosed in 58 of 784 people.
31 December it was reported that in the UK during the day, the coronavirus was confirmed in 55 892 people. 964 in this case the patient died from the disease.