British Prime Minister Johnson held a press conference on the 31st, announcing the implementation of the second total blockade in England from November 5th to December 2nd. Except for supermarkets selling daily necessities, non-essential facilities and institutions such as catering and entertainment will be closed. Unlike the first complete lockdown this spring, campuses such as elementary schools and universities will remain open during the lockdown period.
According to statistics from the Department of Health and Social Security of the United Kingdom, as of 16:00 on the 31st local time, 21,915 new cases of coronary disease were newly diagnosed in the United Kingdom within 24 hours. Moreover, 326 new deaths, 28 after diagnosis. A total of 46,555 people died within the day, and a total of 60,115 people died.
The new crown pneumonia epidemic in Europe continues to be out of control. Following France and Germany, other countries have also tightened their epidemic prevention measures.
England enters second total “blockade” from November 5th
“The Times” quoted senior government officials as saying that Johnson may hold a press conference on Monday to announce the details of the second national lockdown. It is expected that after the new measures take effect, except for shops that provide essential services and educational institutions and facilities.
However, these new measures are still under discussion and no final decision has been made yet. The Cabinet Office officials did not immediately respond to the above report.
England has now implemented a three-tier system, which is “medium”, “high” and “very high” according to the severity of the epidemic in different regions, except for Manchester and Nottingham, which are “very high”; London, etc. This area is still in the middle “high” level. Restaurants and bars are open as usual, but there is a curfew.
Being listed as the most serious tertiary area, the lives of citizens are subject to the greatest restrictions.
The latest data released by the National Bureau of Statistics of the United Kingdom showed that the number of infected people in England increased by 50% last week. Experts are increasingly calling for a complete blockade.
The Times pointed out that the government is also considering adopting stricter regional measures. But some cabinet ministers raised objections, believing that the implementation of national measures can more effectively control the epidemic.
Earlier reports: Britain’s new crown pneumonia epidemic is far more severe than expected.
COVID-19 situation in England
At present, various levels of epidemic prevention measures are adopted in various parts of the United Kingdom to respond to the second wave of epidemics. The government has repeatedly stated that it will avoid adopting the national lockdown measures in the first wave of epidemics. However, the scientific advisory group of the British government issued a report on the 30th. The severity of the second wave of epidemics far exceeded expectations. The implementation of a nationwide blockade may be inevitable.
The British government’s emergency scientific advisory group issued a report on the 30th and pointed out that the severity of the second wave of epidemics far exceeded expectations. The daily increase in the number of confirmed cases in the past two weeks will be more than 20,000. The number of newly infected people may be between 40,000 and 70,000.
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