The UK government is getting worried about the Delta variant. Cases could go up, but Boris Johnson has opted for a 'free-for-all'
The UK government is getting worried about the Delta variant. Cases could go up, but Boris Johnson has opted for a ‘free-for-all’. Infections may soon rise again, the health minister pointed out.
Delta variant: the words of the Health Minister
The Delta variant is causing concern around the world, including the UK, even though it is making some certainly revolutionary choices compared to other countries. The British government seems ready to challenge the prospect of up to 100,000 infections a day caused by the Delta variant. According to predictions, this could happen after Boris Johnson’s general ‘free-for-all’ was announced on 19 July. Sajid Javid, Minister of Health, reiterated his esteem for Boris Johnson, explaining that by 19 July the number of cases could rise to 50,000 and by the end of the summer to 100,000.
“Europe wants to put the pandemic behind us. The good news is that the vaccination campaign has become a success,” said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
She added that the Delta variant is spreading and many doses of the vaccine are unfortunately not being used, but increasing efforts can have positive effects.
While the UK prepares for the ‘free-for-all’, despite the possibility of up to 100,000 infections a day, Russia has seen a spike in deaths – 737 in one day.
Boris Johnson’s ‘free-for-all
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, announced that as of 19 July, which has been called ‘freedom day‘, the government’s pandemic restrictions will finally end. There will be no more compulsory wearing of masks, no more social distancing, and no more controls at the entrance of premises. The time has come to learn to live with the virus, so the Prime Minister says it is up to citizens to decide how to behave, not the government. The British Prime Minister was very confident, despite the recent increase in infections due to the Delta variant.