In a statement by lawmakers, Johnson also confirmed new restrictions for travelers arriving from England in high-risk countries. He said the UK remains in a “dangerous situation”, with more than 37,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, nearly double the country’s previous peak in April.
Showing no hope for students to return to classes after school leave in mid-February, Johnson said the March 8 aspiration is based on progress on the vaccination front.
“The first sign of a normal start should be for students to return to their classrooms,” he said.
Schools in England are currently closed to all students, who are considered unsafe and children of key workers, such as doctors and delivery drivers. Schools are also closed in other UK nations – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Johnson said he expected that by mid-February, much would be known about the effect of vaccines in preventing hospital admissions and deaths, and the government’s “gradual and phased” easing of locking starting in the week It is planned to publish a plan for 22 February.
“If we achieve our goal of getting everyone in the four weakest groups vaccinated with their first dose by February 15, and see more progress toward that goal every passing day, then those groups will be out after about three weeks. Must have developed immunity to the virus, Johnson said, until 8 March.
Because the government has consistently said that schools will be the first part of society to rejoin the lockdown, Johnson’s announcement clearly points to shops selling non-essential items and pubs and restaurants that remain closed for long periods of time Huh.
Johnson also took tough measures to prevent the arrival of new variants of coronavirus in England, which confirmed plans for a 10-day quarantine in hotels or other government-accommodation for travelers from high-risk countries. He said that discussions are being held to impose sanctions in other countries of the UK as well.
On Tuesday, Britain became the fifth country in the world to record more than 100,000 coronovirus-related deaths. Britain is the smallest country to break that limit and has one of the world’s worst COVID-19-related mortality rates.
Johnson has come under fire to deal with the epidemic afresh, with many arguing that he is too slow to make tough decisions and sidestepping scientific advice, especially in December when in London A new, more viral, version of the coronary virus was identified southeast of England.
Critics argue that a failure was not implementing a lockdown across England after scientists reported on 18 December that the new version was 70% more infectious than the original coronavirus virus.
The lockdown only came into force on 5 January, a delay that critics say has led to a rapid rise in new coronovirus infections, towards the end of the year and intense pressure on hospitals and deaths.
Keir Starr, the leader of the main opposition Labor Party, said, “Fifty thousand people have died in 77 days.” “In isolation, either of these mistakes probably makes sense. Taken together this is a damaging indication of how the government has handled this epidemic.”
While there is growing evidence to show that lockdown is reducing new cases, infections are still running at relatively high levels and will be liable to a rapid increase in sanctions if the ban happens too soon and too soon. More are missed.
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