Boris Johnson is taking part in a pilot project that involves daily testing instead of self-isolation. Photo: Tayfun Salci / ZUMA Wire / dpa
Johnson and Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak have been contacted by the NHS health service contact tracing unit but are participating in a pilot project that involves daily testing rather than self-isolation, the statement said. That allows them to continue working from Downing Street. Health Minister Javid announced on Twitter on Saturday that he had tested positive for the corona virus.
In Great Britain, a large number of people are currently being called on not to leave their home for ten days because they have come into contact with infected people. Hundreds of thousands of students are therefore unable to attend classes.
Although the number of infections is currently increasing dramatically, all corona measures in England are to be lifted from Monday. The government justifies this with the high vaccination rate. Now 88 percent of adults in the UK have had a first vaccination. Almost 68 percent have already been vaccinated twice. The link between new infections and hospital admissions as well as deaths has been weakened considerably, so the argument of the government in London. The number of new infections within one week per 100,000 inhabitants was last given as 360 (as of July 12).