Public Health England has in fact published documents that reveal how the Sage demonstrated last week that, under certain conditions (tests perfectly functioning, first of all), swab travelers arriving in the UK and a 5-day quarantine could prevent the 85% of cases of contagion in the case of asymptomatic people or people who are incubating the virus.
All while the list of red locations could be expanded. France has already been included, while Croatia, Turkey and Greece could end up in the infamous list that provides for the quarantine on return for those who have stayed there.
Today, August 16, 1040 new Coronavirus infections were recorded in the United Kingdom, for a total of 318,484 infections. As for the deaths, today there are 5 cases, for a total of 41366 people who have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
Today, August 15, 1012 new Coronavirus infections were recorded in the United Kingdom, for a total of 313798 infections. As for the deaths, today there are 3 cases, for a total of 41361 people who have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
About 9 out of 10 Britons would accept new local lockdown measures in the absence of a vaccine for Covid-19. This was reported by a study by King’s College London, which also documents the change in sensitivity regarding work flexibility: 86% of employees find it acceptable to choose between working in the office or at home.
While schools in England are preparing to open from the beginning of September, 56% of parents said they are ready to send their children to school if the government dictates it. Figures up compared to a similar survey that took place in May. However, the majority of respondents, around 57.5% said they would support a new school closure for several months in the event of a second wave.
Today, August 14, 1441 new Coronavirus infections were recorded in the United Kingdom, for a total of 313798 infections. As for the deaths, today there are 11 cases, for a total of 41358 people who have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
Beauty salons, small wedding ceremonies and indoor live shows will be able to resume in England from Saturday 15 August thanks to the easing of the lockdown. In addition, bowling centers, casinos and children’s recreation centers will also be able to reopen, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced.
All this while the government introduces even higher fines for those found without a mask in the places where it is mandatory. The easing of the lockdown was announced for August 1, but the sudden increase in infections convinced the government to postpone it.
Today 13 August in the United Kingdom 1009 new infections from Coronavirus were recorded, for a total of 313798 infections. As for the deaths, today there are 18 cases, for a total of 41347 people who have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
The data reported at the moment do not include England and as regards the deaths they take into account the new counting method (see below).
The official Coronavirus death toll in the UK changes after England’s decision to conform to the methodology employed by Scotland and Wales. Previously, in fact, the death of anyone who tested positive was included in the category of those caused by the virus, even if in all probability the death was caused by another. England will therefore impose a limit of 28 days from the positive result, so any death after 4 weeks will not be attributed to Covid-19.
A Covid-19 outbreak has been confirmed in a food company that produces sandwiches in Northampton. The company, Greencore, has decided to test workers following a rapid increase in cases in the city.