The British government will relax the ban on the UK next week, allowing it to embrace again
On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson approved the next phase of easing in the UK on the coronavirus ban. After months of strict restrictions, he opened up for cautious hugs and serving pints of beer in bars. Green light.
The government announced a four-step plan in February to gradually relax restrictions on society, and the next phase will take effect next week.
Johnson said that the government will allow family and close friends to make their own choices in social interactions, but he urged people not to be critical of the wind, and said that they must continue to evacuate their bodies in workplaces, shops and restaurants.
Johnson said at the press conference: “Unlocking means a very important step has been taken on the road to return to normal, and I believe we will be able to go further.”
“We announced the biggest step on the roadmap, which will enable us to accomplish many of the things we have been eager to do for a long time.”
Bars and restaurants reopen indoors
According to the third step, starting from May 17, people are allowed to gather indoors for the first time in a few months, and can accommodate up to 6 people or two complete families.
Bars, cafes and restaurants will also be able to receive customers indoors for the first time in a few months, subject to certain regulations. Johnson said the rule that the physical distance of such places exceeds one meter may be cancelled on June 21.
Other indoor entertainment venues such as movie theaters and sports venues will also resume activities next week.
The reopening only applies to the semi-autonomous governments of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales that have set their own rules.
COVID-19 alert level reduced
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the UK is the fifth highest in the world, with 127,609 deaths. In the UK, two-thirds of adults have received the first dose of the vaccine, and one-third have been vaccinated twice.
On Monday, the country’s chief medical officer also lowered the COVID-19 alert level, which means that the epidemic has spread generally, but the spread is no longer high or has increased exponentially.
Medical staff said in a statement that the distance between people and the rapid introduction of vaccines have led to a sharp drop in the number of coronavirus cases and daily deaths.
They said: “Nevertheless, COVID is still spreading people who spread and spread the virus every day, so all of us need to continue to be vigilant.” “This is still a major pandemic on a global scale.”