Boris Johnson, after breaking the record in the number of daily events with 218,724 new events in the last 24 hours, evaluated the epidemic and said that he would once again adhere to the “Plan B” measures currently in effect in the face of increasing COVID-19 events.
Pointing out that the COVID-19 restrictions will not be increased now, Johnson said, “We have a chance to get rid of Omicron without closing this country once again with Plan B measures. We can find a way to live with this virus.” Johnson said that thanks to the vaccine program, the UK is in a different position compared to previous virus waves, saying that it now has a “significant level of protection”.
“Anyone who thinks our battle with COVID-19 is over is deeply mistaken”
However, Johnson said that “the coming weeks will be strong” and “some services will be interrupted” in the UK.
100 thousand workers will be assigned
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that as of January 10, 100,000 workers will be assigned to work in critical jobs such as ensuring the supply of food and protecting the borders in the country, and that lateral flow tests will be provided to these individuals every day.
Johnson stressed the value of being vaccinated in the fight against COVID-19, urging unvaccinated people to get vaccinated and get their booster dose. Johnson said 90 percent of patients treated in hospitals’ intensive care units have not received their booster vaccines, and 60 percent of them have never been vaccinated.
In the UK, there are currently rules in the government’s Plan B measures to wear masks in closed areas such as public transport and shops, to work from residence if possible, and to use a vaccination passport to enter some places.
The number of daily events exceeded 200 thousand for the first time
According to official data in England, 218 thousand 724 incidents were detected in the last 24 hours, and the number of daily incidents exceeded 200 thousand for the first time. The total number of incidents in the country reached 13 million 641 thousand 520. While 48 people lost their lives in the last 24 hours, the total loss of life rose to 148 thousand 941.