The 1 meter social distance rule and the legal mask requirement have been removed from today, which was announced as the UK’s normalization date and Prime Minister Boris Johnson called “Freedom Day”. However, it is still recommended to wear a mask, especially in crowded areas such as public transport.
Within the scope of the removal of restrictions, the limit on the number of people to gather indoors and outdoors has also been removed. Night clubs and bars were opened, the restriction on the number of concerts, cinemas and theaters was removed.
MEASURES MOVED TO ‘ZERO LEVEL’ IN SCOTLAND
In Scotland, as of today, Covid-19 restrictions have been moved to the “zero level” level. Accordingly, working from home will continue until August 9, if possible. The mask requirement application will continue in public transportation. Bars and restaurants will remain open until midnight. Fully vaccinated travelers from countries on the yellow list will no longer have to self-isolate.
On the other hand, 26 July was set for the relaxation of restrictions in Northern Ireland and 7 August in Wales.
MINISTER OF HEALTH IS COVID, PRIME MINISTER IS IN quarantine
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak will remain in quarantine until August 26, on the grounds that they were in contact with Health Minister Sajid Javid, who tested positive for Kovid-19 on July 17.
On July 18, 54,674 Kovid-19 cases were detected in the country, and 41 people died.
WARNING FROM SCIENTISTS
British Prime Minister Johnson said on 12 July that he believes now is the right time to open up the country and that it is vital to proceed cautiously, stating that “it is better to open now than in winter.”
The British Medical Association (BMA) described the decision as “irresponsible”, warning that Johnson’s decision to lift the Covid-19 restrictions on July 19 could have potentially devastating consequences.
In an open letter published in the medical journal The Lancet, 122 international scientists, including many doctors and researchers, condemned the UK’s plan to lift the Covid-19 restrictions on July 19 and described it as a “dangerous and unethical experiment”.
The British government’s Health Advisor, Chris Whitty, also warned that the number of hospitalizations due to Kovid-19 could reach “pretty frightening” levels within weeks.
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