British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that the country is beginning the second wave of coronavirus infection. He did not rule out taking the toughest measures, up to a new national lockdown.
“Now, we see the second wave. It was inevitable,” Johnson told reporters on Friday.
From September 14, the so-called “rule of six” came into force in England: a ban on any meetings of more than six people, except for training or work meetings.
“Of course, when you look at what’s going on, you wonder if we shouldn’t go further “rules of six” when you look at the curve (of infections), and what is happening now, it becomes clear that we are considering any options. I don’t want a second national lockdown. That’s the last thing everyone wants. I don’t want to introduce new restrictive measures, we want to keep schools open, and it’s great that they are back the way they are. We want the economy to remain as open as possible. We want the business to work. The only way to ensure this is if people follow the rules,” the Prime Minister said, admitting that it is difficult for the population to follow the rules for a long time.
Over the past day, the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in the UK with a confirmed diagnosis exceeded 4,000 people for the first time since May 8: COVID-19 was detected in 4,322 people, 27 people died. The country’s coronavirus prevalence rate is between 1.1 and 1.4, which means that it is actively spreading.
According to some reports, government science advisers recommend introducing a two-week national lockdown in October.