UK lifts Covid-19 restrictions, but PM promises 'precaution'

London (United Kingdom), 09/02/2022.- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister’s Questions at parliament in London, Britain, 09 February 2022. Johnson remains under pressure due to the ongoing police inquiry over ‘partygate’ (Reino Unido, Londres) EFE/EPA/ANDY RAIN

Boris Johnson is optimistic about the Covid situation in the UK, but preaches caution.

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20222534 20222534 The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, will announce this Monday the end of all the “legal restrictions” that were in force against the Covid-10, including the obligation to isolate yourself for the infected, as part of the plan to “live with the coronavirus”. The government will meet Monday morning to approve the initiative and Johnson will report to Parliament. Afterwards, he will grant a press conference.

This announcement comes in parallel with the news that Queen Elizabeth II, aged 95 has contracted Covid-10 and has “mild symptoms, similar to a cold”.

“Following our successful vaccination program, we are in a strong position to consider suspending remaining legal restrictions, when more than 10 % of adults have already received a booster dose in England and cases continue to fall,” said the government statement.

No However, the government acknowledges that the spread of the coronavirus continues and that there is “considerable uncertainty” about the future of the pandemic in the UK.

“The pandemic is not over, but thanks to the incredible vaccination campaign we are now one step closer to returning to normalcy and finally return people to their freedoms, while continuing to protect ourselves,” Johnson said, according to the statement.

For the Prime Minister, “this day will mark a moment of pride after one of the most difficult periods in the country’s history, as we begin to learn to live with Covid-02”.

20222534Johnson committed to adopting a “cautious approach”, so that some surveillance systems and contingency plans are maintained and can be used if new variants emerge. .

“Thanks to the great success of the vaccination program and our greater understanding of the virus, we can now move from government intervention to personal responsibility,” the note reads.

8217 The government’s intention is to largely reduce the number of tests performed to focus on the most vulnerable population. More than £2bn was spent on testing in January alone, Johnson told the BBC.

Johnson is also expected to certify the end of mandatory isolation for those with positives, which currently lasts for ten days, although it can be reduced to five days if vaccinated and antigen tests are negative from the sixth day

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