Great Freedom Day was celebrated in Great Britain on July 19th. Almost all legal corona measures, including masks, were dropped. Now the British government is no longer ruling out new measures.
The government is currently relying on voluntariness and personal responsibility. But with the number of infections rising, people are now open to ordering a mask requirement and introducing vaccination passports similar to the Covid certificate in Switzerland for discos or football stadiums. The politicians are currently working on a “Plan B”.
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To exclude measures would be “unreasonable”
This comes into force if the pandemic cannot be kept under control with booster vaccinations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson (57) announced this at a press conference in London. He says: “It just wouldn’t be sensible to rule out such measures if they could be crucial in keeping business open.”
Health Minister Sajid Javid (51) also comments on the emergency plans. These would only be implemented in the event of “unsustainable” pressure on the NHS health service.
“Plan A” provides for booster vaccinations
The plan also provides, for example, that the British should work from home again. Sajid Javid is already recommending that the British meet outdoors instead of indoors. They are also considering compulsory vaccination for medical personnel.
«Plan A», that is to say the preservation of the current freedoms, is based on the fact that the British receive a booster vaccination. It should soon be widely available in Great Britain. Starting next week, all adults over 50 will be offered a third vaccination. This should be given no earlier than six months after the second dose.
Currently, almost 31,000 people in Great Britain are infected with the corona virus every day. (euc)