With more than 58,000 new Kovid-19 infections reported this Friday (Oct. 10), the UK is in a very worrying state, a record since January, Home Minister Michael Gove said after a meeting.
The meeting, chaired by the Minister, focused on the state of health in which heads of government from various countries in the United Kingdom were confronted with “very difficult information.”
“We know there have been the highest number of Kovid infections in the UK since January 9,” Gove said on television.
The number of cases of the Ômicron variant “increases more rapidly in Scotland every two or three days than in England,” he said.
In England, “30% of cases are in the Ômicron variant”, identified in the country 15 days ago.
This variant is spreading in such a way that even those who are vaccinated with two doses are more likely to become “infected and susceptible to hospitalization,” said Michael Gove.
To combat this new wave of infections, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that he would return to teleworking from Monday and receive a health passport for major events.
The UK is one of the most affected countries in Europe, with more than 146,000 deaths since the onset of the Pandemic.
Recently, measures have been restored to combat the new variant, such as border and traffic restrictions or the use of masks in shops and on public transport.
On her part, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that health laws would be tightened. From Saturday, anyone who shares an address with a positive test person will have to isolate for ten days.
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