United Kingdom is fighting over 100 localised outbreaks per week

in News · 13-07-2020 14:25:00 · 0 Comments

British health authorities are working to suppress more than 100 localised covid-19 outbreaks a week in UK, the Health Minister Matt Hancock said today.

In an article for Daily Telegraph, Hancock wrote that the increase in testing capacity is allowing to find more new cases.

“The results prove that we can relieve the lockdown and take targeted measures. Every week are applied more than 100 local actions all over the country, some are reported, but others are solved in a silent and fast way”, he added.

On Sunday, England’s General Directorate of Health indicated that about 200 farm workers in the English county of Herefordshire were placed under isolation after the identification of 73 people with Covid-19.

In the last two weeks, similar situations have been known in food processing factories and hospital units.

Two weeks ago, a restricted lockdown was imposed in Leicester due to the high increase of the infection rate. The increase is attributed to outbreaks on textile factories in the region. The measure is going to be evaluated in the coming days.

The Observer newspaper reported on Sunday that authorities have a list of 20 locations in England with the highest infection rates of Corona Virus, including Bradford and Sheffield.

More restrictions will be lifted today in the UK. Beauty salons, tattoo and massage studios and physiotherapist clinics are now allowed to open, although treatments such as facial hair removal, make-up and eyelash tinting are still not allowed.

In Scotland, the hospitals are going to accept visits to inpatients for non-covid issues, children can practice sports outside and the shopping centres will re-open.

In Wales, bars, cafes and restaurants can only have clients in outside areas.

The United Kingdom recorded until Sunday 44.819 deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Matt Hancock. This makes the UK the third country with the highest number of deaths, behind United States of America and Brazil.


Be the first to comment on this article
Interactive Topics, send us your comments/opinion on this article.

Please note that The Portugal News may use selected comments in the printed edition of the newspaper.