The UK on Thursday lifted all recent restrictions on the fight against COVID-19, which the government hopes will help people live with the flu.
This air of freedom is just in time for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose government leadership has been weakened by the corruption of parties that carried out anti-Corona anti-virus rules on Downing Street.
After completing the recommendation to work from home for those who finished a week ago, the UK is now dropping other restrictions – much lighter in Europe – introduced in December in the case of Omigran: the obligation to wear a mask in public places and a vaccinated passport to attend events with large numbers of visitors.
“As the COVID spreads, we need to replace legal obligations with advice and recommendations,” Boris Johnson told lawmakers last week.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that he will hold a rally in the capital to protest the removal of the mask’s duty on public transport.
“It looks like we’ve been back in London before,” said Elizabeth Hines, 71, in an interview with AFP near St Paul’s Cathedral in the British capital. “We realize how much theater and great shows we missed.”
“Things need to get back to normal,” he added, adding that he had melanoma, but never had the corona virus: “I’m lucky, I touched the tree”. “We do not know what tomorrow will bring,” he underlines, “you have to enjoy life.”
End of isolation
Louise Golpin, a 39-year-old bartender, who once suffered from Covit-19 and never worries about catching it again, approaches this new stage with confidence and caution: “I’m not everything, I do not have everything. Answers”. “Maybe it’s too soon, maybe it’s too late, I do not know,” he continues, adding that he will continue to wear the mask in traffic and shops.
The UK, which was more reluctant to establish restrictions than any other United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), first nicknamed July 19 “Independence Day”.
But the appearance of Omicron’s fall, which could have spread beyond the Delta, led Boris Johnson’s government to launch its “Plan B” despite opposition from a majority of its members.
These measures were aimed at strengthening public safety through a recall campaign and persuading the reviewer to continue vaccinating. 37 million booster doses were thus administered, which underscores the government.
According to the latest statistics, 64% of the population over the age of 12 received the third drug.
As the number of cases exploded over the holidays, Boris Johnson opposed calls for further tightening of controls. He believes the facts prove him right: the number of patients on hospitals and ventilators has never increased, and cases have dropped significantly.
However, the UK is one of the worst-affected countries, with nearly 155,000 deaths and nearly 100,000 new cases reported daily.
The prevalence of the disease is particularly high among children and adolescents, according to a study published by Imperial College London. Of the 3,500 people who took part in this large study, who tested positive between January 5 and 20, two-thirds were already infected.
The Prime Minister hopes that in March, if there is a positive test, the duty to isolate oneself can be lifted, as “victims of the flu have no legal obligation to isolate themselves.”