Corona virus conditions are getting very serious in Britain. A level 3 shutdown has been imposed on 10 million people living in the southeast. The country’s Minister of Health Matt Hancock has warned that a new strain of the corona virus is quickly catching up. With that, the lockdown was announced. Hancock told Parliament those rules would apply in London from Wednesday morning. After that, once again, the business is expected to suffer a setback.
And the action can be difficult
Outside of London, Hertfordshire and Essex will also be blocked. With this, these restrictions will apply to 60% of the country’s population. However, Hancock says they will be relaxed on December 23. The UK recorded 20,263 cases on Monday, a third more than the previous Monday. Hancock said it was already known that the biggest weapon against the virus was swift action, not waiting. He also said new measures could not be ruled out.
Not too dangerous
Hancock also warned against visiting friends and family at Christmas and said people should be careful who they meet. Hancock claimed scientists have found a new strain of the virus, which explains its rapid spread in Britain. He said early evidence suggests it grows faster than earlier strains. However, he indicated that it is not very fatal and that the vaccine will have no effect on him.
The vaccine administered in Great Britain
At the same time, before that, Britain became the first country where people outside the trial received the vaccine against the Corona virus. Nearly 8 million people were targeted in the first phase to deliver the mRNA vaccine from the American company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. Currently, this vaccine will be given to people at high risk of contracting the virus.