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Covid-19: the British are getting some fresh air

2021-03-29T19:07:42.196Z

For the second phase of deconfinement, London is cautiously loosening the stranglehold on restrictions, despite green indicators.



It's a

"happy Monday"

, as the English press called it.

Doubly, since the second phase of deconfinement has been launched and London has not recorded any deaths from the coronavirus.

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By inaugurating a new

“American-style”

press conference room

at 9 Downing Street, Boris greeted a

“big day”

, allowing his family and friends to be seen outdoors for the first time.

After reopening schools on March 8, the government therefore lifted the obligation to

"stay at home"

, even though it still recommends favoring teleworking and avoiding public transport.

Groups of six people or members of two different households are now allowed to meet but only outdoors, in a park or private garden.

Outdoor sports, including swimming, may also resume.

"BoJo" also prophesied a

"great British sporting summer"

.

Weddings are also allowed again, with a magnificent gathering of no more than six people…

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The next step is scheduled for April 12.

It is eagerly awaited since the terraces of pubs, bars and restaurants will then be able to reopen, even if service inside will not be authorized until a month later.

Non-essential businesses such as hairdressers will also be able to reopen their doors.

The Prime Minister, more disheveled than ever in recent weeks, was delighted to soon be able to enjoy a cup and a beer in the pub.

However, there is still uncertainty when it comes to travel abroad.

Banned today, they will not be authorized before May 17, without any guarantee for the time being.

Green indicators

To the chagrin of business circles and some Conservative MPs, the government is being overly cautious in lifting restrictions, while all indicators have turned green.

The mass vaccination campaign is bearing fruit, the country deploring only 23 deaths and less than 5,000 contaminations on Monday.

More than 30 million Britons, nearly 60% of the adult population, have already received a first dose.

And the Moderna vaccine will arrive as a backup next month.

In parallel with the deployment and to secure supplies, Boris Johnson announced that the United Kingdom

"is developing its own long-term manufacturing capacities"

, which will make it possible to provide between 50 and 60 million doses.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will notably produce the Novavax vaccine in the north-east of England.

The government warns of the risks posed by the outbreak of the epidemic on the continent and the threat of new variants.

“We don't know exactly how strong our fortifications are against another wave,”

the Prime Minister said.

Source: lefigaro

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