TPO – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently confirmed that the plan to gradually remove strict anti-epidemic measures in this country will still proceed according to the proposed roadmap, in the context of progress in the UK. ‘cool down’ procedure when the number of hospitalizations or deaths caused by COVID-19 has hit its lowest level since July 2020.
During a press conference held in Downing Street yesterday (May 10), Mr. Johnson said the next step in further loosening the blockade in the UK would come into effect on May 17 after the government. The country has met all four criteria set out before deciding to remove the anti-epidemic measures.
The four criteria mentioned above by the UK government include the success of the COVID-19 vaccination program nationwide and evidence that vaccines help reduce serious illness and mortality. due to COVID-19, along with the infection rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus is still under control and the risk from new virus variants remains unchanged.
According to the plan to loosen the blockade announced earlier, from the beginning of next week all UK university students will be able to return to live study and will no longer be required to wear masks at schools. In addition, indoor entertainment facilities such as cinemas, museums or children’s play areas will also be reopened, and the regulation of gathering up to 6 people or two households still applies. in confined spaces are limited for outdoor gatherings that have been raised to up to 30 people.
In addition, the orders restricting British citizens from traveling abroad unless there is a really necessary reason will also be lifted and from May 17 the people of this country can travel to 12 countries. The British government “turns on the green light” without having to quarantine when returning.
Restaurants and pubs in the UK will also be served in the pub from May 17. Photo: Evening Standard.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the press conference also added that the “vaccine passport” is issued to those who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine in order to minimize the risk of an outbreak. mass-gathering events are still being considered and a final decision will be made at the end of May to help local businesses have the best preparation in the case since June 21. All “legal restrictions” related to social contact will be removed.
However, the 56-year-old prime minister also urged the British people to continue to be vigilant about unpredictable developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when the implementation of measures to limit social exposure will become worse. into an individual’s “personal choice”, to ensure that the final step in ending the “secluded retreat” by the end of June will be able to proceed as planned.
According to BBC and The Guardian