British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled that new restrictions could be imposed in the face of rising Covid-19 cases, saying, “The possibility of taking more measures to protect the public is still on the agenda.”
England In a press release after a cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Boris Johnson signalled that new restrictions could be imposed for the UK due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases. Johnson did not say what the restrictions would be, saying the government was monitoring Covid-19 data “hourly,” warning the public that the government’s rules could be tightened in the coming days.
Noting that the
Additional restrictions could be imposed for The UK, Johnson said, adding: “We will also review the economic aspect of this,” explaining that such a situation could include a number of VAT reductions and assistance in the form of funds from local councils.
Noting that millions of people have not yet received their first vaccination, Johnson said that vaccination makes a big difference and that there is a lot of evidence to do so. Johnson urged the British public to “exercise caution” and “take doses of the booster vaccine.”
UK Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has warned the cabinet that hospital admissions could reach 3,000 a day unless there are further restrictions.
Meanwhile, British Economy Minister Rishi Sunak continues to resist imposing tighter Covid-19 restrictions on the
country. According to the press, Altar is currently working on an emergency rescue package for the hospitality and service sector, which has been affected by the cancellations of Christmas events due to the growing number of cases in the country. He said it “poses a threat to British businesses and workers” when it comes to imposing further restrictions.
The UK Department of Health said 91,743 cases
had been identified in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 11,453,121. The Health Ministry said 44 people had died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of casualties to 147,261.
UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) said the total number of Omicron cases was 45,145, with 8,044 new Omicron cases detected in the past 24 hours.