Britain: Pubs and restaurants in London closed from today

Pubs and restaurants in London are closing again today for the third time since its outbreak coronavirus pandemic, as the capital of Britain and some areas in the south of England move to the highest level of the three-tier system for enforcing restrictions. According to the British media, 34 million inhabitants of England, 61% of the population of the area, now live in an area that is at a “very high” level of alarm due to covid-19.

The British Minister of Health Matt Hancock announced the tightening of measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus due to the “exponential” spread of the epidemic. Based on new measures should close hotels, pubs and restaurants, from which only packages or home delivery are allowed, but also cultural venues such as cinemas, theaters and museums.

Those who can not work from home and all residents of the areas set on a “very high” alarm they should avoid unnecessary travel. Restrictions apply to social contacts, as meeting with members of another household is prohibited, with the exception of some open spaces, such as parks. Schools, shops, beauty salons and hairdressers They can remain open, as can gyms, but in which group sports are prohibited.

Doubts about relaxing at Christmas

Health authorities have begun examining a new strain of the coronavirus found in Britain to determine its role in increasing the number of cases in the country.

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post stem This is more common because it was found in an area where the covid-19 epidemic has spread a lot anyway or if the strain itself is more easily transmitted, chief physician of England Chris Whitey explained during a press conference on Monday.

In the meantime yesterday two medical inspections – the British Medical Journal and the Health Service Journal– called on the British government to review its plans to relax the measures over Christmas, warning that this could cost “many” lives.

The British authorities have decided to allow up to three different households to meet indoors from 23 to 27 December, lifting the restrictions that apply in most of Britain.

However, more and more Britons are opposed to these plans, according to a poll published today.

50% of respondents to the Kantar poll said contrary to the intentions of the government, while 40% supported it.

One of the countries in Europe with the highest number of deaths due to covid-19, Britain became the first western country to launch a vaccination campaign against the disease, as it was the first to approve the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.

According to the poll, 65% of respondents said that they will definitely or probably be vaccinated against covid-19, an increase of two units compared to November, while 23% said that they will definitely or probably not be vaccinated, an increase of one unit.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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