UK pubs will have to close earlier than usual starting Thursday (25) to contain the second wave of the new coronavirus spread across the country. The guidelines will be announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday (22).
Pubs, bars and other facilities can only serve customers at the table ̵
The UK government already admits that the new wave of Covid-19 is inevitable. Medical experts said that, according to the Associated Press The number of new diagnoses per day can reach 50,000 in October if nothing is done immediately. On Monday, the daily average of new cases was 4,300, less than ten times lower.
In addition, the UK has announced that it will impose the same amount for violating the quarantine imposed by a virus or living with an infected person. For repeat offenders, the fine can reach £ 10,000 – nearly £ 70,000.
A waitress wears a mask as she serves in a public bar in London, UK on Monday (21) – Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo
British officials fear the second wave of Covid-19 will be as bad or worse than the first between March and May. At first, Boris Johnson’s government believed it didn’t need to cease operations.
However, with the high number of deaths and occupations in hospitals, strict restrictive measures have been imposed. Even so, the UK was the country hardest hit by the new coronavirus pandemic in Western Europe.
There could be 50,000 cases a day in the UK if viruses are not stopped
Currently, the increase in the number of deaths is well below that seen in the first wave of the disease. However, in an interview this Monday, Chris Whitty, the country’s top medical authority, warned that infection rates are rising in all age groups and therefore could speed up the daily number of Covid-19 victims in the UK returning.
More than 41,800 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK. The total number of cases of illness since the pandemic began has approached 400,000.
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