We must remain cautious about the risks of Covid-19, and appeal to common sense as we learn to live with the virus, announced the Conservative ruler before the press conference he plans to give this Monday from his office at 10 Downing Street.
In the appearance, which will be televised nationwide, Johnson will inform the population about the final steps that the government will take from July 19 to return to normality in England.
The so-called ‘Freedom Day’ was initially scheduled for last June 21, but the sudden increase of positive cases of the disease forced the authorities to postpone for four weeks the final stage of the de-escalation of the confinement.
According to the official statement, the latest data and scientific models suggest that infections will continue to increase as restrictions are lifted, but hospitalizations and deaths will decrease as a result of the success of the vaccination campaign.
The United Kingdom recorded 24,248 new positive cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus yesterday and 15 deaths, for a total of 4.9 million new infections and 128,222 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.