London (AP) – No need to take it to the maximum.
It is the new Christmas message that the leaders of the four UK countries spread on Wednesday, after tightening their advice on what people should do during the holiday period.
Last month, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland agreed to allow a maximum of three homes to be connected between 23 December and 27 December, regardless of where local restrictions are in place.
But with a sharp rise in new infections – another 25,161 reported on Wednesday, the highest since November 14 – families have been urged to consider the rules as an external limit to what they can do.
“Give yourself a little Christmas and I’m scared, I mean no less this year,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a press briefing. “I want to emphasize that these are not the goals but the maximum.”
His remarks echoed those of other leaders elsewhere, although Wells said he would legislate to limit the bubble to two houses.
Johnson said banning Christmas would be “inhumane” but that people should think hard about what to do in light of the “worrying” emergence of new infections in some parts of the country. He said anyone planning to meet during the relaxation, for example, should start limiting contacts from this Friday.
Professor Chris Witty, the government’s chief medical officer, said the advice is the same as driving at speed limits in icy conditions.
“Just because you don’t mean you can’t,” he said.
Concerns about planned simplification have become more pronounced in recent days. As new infections grow in many places, many fear that more will die from rest. On Wednesday, the UK recorded another 612 seaweed-related deaths, bringing the total to 65,520 – second only to Italy in Europe.
The confusion surrounding the prescribed simplification is compounded by the fact that restrictions have been tightened in many parts of the country this week. On Wednesday, London and nearby areas entered the highest level of restrictions in England – Tier 3 – with pubs and restrooms renting out except for takeouts, and more curbs were placed on the seats of different houses.
Johnson also said the elderly and most vulnerable people should be vaccinated by early 2021. The UK will be the first country in the world to have a vaccine developed by US-based Pfizer and German company Bioentech on December 8. .
Another vaccine developed by the American biotechnology firm Modernani and another from the University of Oxford and the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is currently being evaluated by British regulators.
Britain’s new vaccine minister, Nadim Zahawi, said on Wednesday that 137,897 people had received the pill since inoculations began. They should all be back in three weeks for a follow-up shot.
The government, which so far has been providing free vaccines mainly in hospitals, is first targeting nursing home workers and more than 0 people. Residents of nursing homes are now vaccinated even after questions related to vaccine transport. Will be kept at very cold temperatures, was addressed.
Despite the update, questions remain on how many people can be inoculated on any given day, and how many people who have been vaccinated agree to get a shot.
To date, 800,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are believed to be in the UK and 5 million more are expected to arrive this year, half of the original expectation.
“Vaccines, and from all the other steps we’ve taken, we know things will get better in this country by Easter.” “And, I’m sure Christmas next year will be just as normal for every family in the country.”
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