British Prime Minister Boris Johnson this Monday is expected to present a defense plan as part of the lifting of anti-Covid restrictive measures.
Local media suggest that July 19 is expected to be the day that Britain will end the restrictive measures from the pandemic.
One week ago Johnson presented proposals to remove restrictions on face masks and social contacts, but also to remove the recommendation to work from home, in what he described as “the only way to freedom“.
He will announce his final decisions today, during a press conference.
“The pandemic is not over yet, attention is absolutely important and we must take responsibility so as not to reverse our progress.” said Johnson.
The UK has fulfilled one of the fastest vaccination programs globally, as more than 87% of adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 66% have received two doses. However, in recent weeks there has been a rapid increase in infections in numbers that have not been recorded since the winter.
The government says that despite the increase in infections, both deaths and hospitalizations remain lower than before, proving that vaccines save lives and that it is safer to open them.
Johnson’s office says the green light for lifting restrictions depends on four factors: estimating the number of people who have been vaccinated, reducing the number of hospitalizations and deaths due to vaccinations, and de-escalating pressure on hospitals and their variants. .
Some scientists and officials have expressed concern that authorities are pushing for the restrictions to be lifted soon.