England on Monday lifted almost all restrictions on the coronavirus, although the number of infected on a daily basis has approached record levels, due to the Delta variant.
This day of mass release in Britain is being considered Freedom Day. From today in Britain there will be no restrictions on how many people can meet and be part of events, including nightclubs.
Placing the mask will be recommended in some areas, but will not be required by law.
In a post on Twitter on Sunday afternoon, Johnson said now was the “right time” to bring the final phase of the lifting to life.
“If we do not do something like this now, we have to ask ourselves when will we do it?” Johnson told citizens.
“But we have to do it carefully. We must remember that the virus is still with us. The number of infected is increasing, we are seeing the extremely contagious version of Delta “.
The 17-month ban was lifted hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Treasury chief Rishi Sunak announced they would be subject to a 10-day quarantine in line with government health policy. .
The two officials were in contact with the British Secretary of Health, Sajid Javid on July 16, who became infected with the coronavirus, despite receiving two doses of the vaccine against this virus.
The UK is recording over 50,000 cases of infection per day.
Johnson has said that despite the increase in the number of infected, now is the time for the economy to reopen, as nearly 90 percent of the adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 68 percent of both doses.
The government has said the vaccines have severed the link between the virus and people hospitalized, as well as deaths.
Across the globe, the Delta variant, originally identified in India, is causing an increase in infection and is threatening the reintroduction of restrictive measures in some countries.