Boris Johnson Announces the End of All Corona Measures
Boris Johnson wants to abolish the obligation to self-isolate in the event of a positive corona test. The British Prime Minister announced a plan for “living with Covid” in Parliament in London and repeatedly made it clear that the government wants to put the pandemic behind us.
Boris Johnson wants to lift the last corona restrictions in the next few weeks, a month earlier than planned. On February 21, the British Prime Minister will present a plan for living with the virus.
Boris Johnson wants to lift the mandatory self-isolation for people who have tested positive for Corona. The British Prime Minister announced in Parliament on Wednesday that he would abolish all relevant requirements in England in the coming weeks.
“Provided that the current encouraging data trend continues, I expect we will be able to lift the last few domestic restrictions – including the legal obligation to self-isolate in the event of a positive test – a full month early ‘ said the Prime Minister. After the MPs return from the parliamentary recess on February 21, he will present a plan for living with the virus.
The conservative government lifted most of the corona restrictions last month. Face masks are no longer mandatory across England, except on London public transport. The virus passes to enter nightclubs, and major events have been scrapped, as has the official recommendation to work from home.
The number of daily new infections, which rose to more than 200,000 in early January due to the omicron variant, has now fallen in Great Britain, as has the number of hospital admissions. The number of current infections is averaging 64,000 per day, the lowest since mid-December.
British officials have said the government plans to move from statutory restrictions to advisory measures and treat the coronavirus more like the flu if it becomes endemic in the country. Great Britain still has the second-highest number of deaths from Corona in Europe after Russia, with more than 159,000 deaths.