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Double the number of cases of the new Ômicron variant every three days. This is the situation created by the British scientists who led the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to announce this Wednesday (9) that a “Plan B” is being adopted to prevent the spread of the virus in England. However, the dimensions are not so strict Neighboring Ireland recently announced Or by the way France, For example.
In the English area, nightclubs will continue to operate during year-end celebrations. However, from the 15th of this month, if approved by Parliament, institutions will be required to obtain a Covid-19 certificate. Kovid Pass In England. The new law will also apply to events in closed and open spaces attended by more than 4,000 people. O Kovid Pass It is available to people who have been fully vaccinated and to those who have tested negative for the disease.
In addition to this measure, the use of the mask will be mandatory in closed public places such as cinemas, theaters and churches from this Friday (10). However, this obligation does not apply to bars, restaurants and gyms, for example.
“Testing is also an important tool for controlling the spread, given the increase in micron transmissibility. As Ômicron’s community transmission has already been proven, we intend to introduce daily contact tests instead of the ten – day isolation period for people who have been in contact with confirmed positive cases, ”the official statement said.
The government also recommends that people who can work remotely from next Monday (13) should give priority to this work model. The government aims to reduce social interaction in companies.
So far, 568 cases of the new Ômicron variant have been reported in the UK Queen’s country. The first two positive diagnoses of the new virus were registered in the country two weeks ago, on November 27th. Data recently projected by the British Health Security Agency indicate that if the current growth rate is maintained, the number of variant cases in the English region will double every 2.5 or three days.
In the past 24 hours, the UK has reported 51,342 Covid-19 cases in the UK, including England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Over the past seven days, there has been an 11.3% increase in new positive diagnoses for the disease compared to the previous week. In the UK, 161 people have died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
To date, 81% of the population has already been vaccinated, and 37% have received the third dose of one of the vaccines against the disease in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The data consider all age groups above 12 years.
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