It is too early to say how people will be able to celebrate Christmas this year with strict COVID-19 restrictions across much of the UK, a cabinet minister told Sky News.
Death of the United Kingdom Hit their highest level Tuesday for five months, when 367 new animals were added Coronavirus And about 23,000 cases were recorded.
The government has responded to the second wave of transmission through a three-tiered system of local lockdowns in England, now that many people have banned socialization with other families outside or outside the home.
Asked how people would be able to celebrate Christmas in less than two months, Environment Secretary George Eustace told Sky News’ K Burley: “As Prime Minister, we are all clear that we want people to celebrate Christmas. As close to normal as possible.
“But it is too early to say exactly what the situation will be like at Christmas and what different parts of the country can or cannot do.
“Obviously testing for the spread of this virus is universal, but at the same time we want people to be able to live their lives as close to normal as possible, with Christmas being an incredibly important time for families.”
The Downing Telegraph reported Wednesday that Downing Street is working on the idea that the second wave of COVID-19 will be more deadly than the first, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
The newspaper said the Emergency of Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), which is advising the government on the epidemic, said the second wave would see death at a lower level than in the spring, but would remain at this level for weeks or even months.
The Sun also reported that SAJ analysis suggests that the highest level of limitation across all of England in mid-December, may require Tier 3 sugges.
Mr Eustace said the “right way” to respond to the increase in infection was the government’s three-tier system for localized restrictions, which he said ministers were “going to be steadfast” despite pressure from the national “circuit breaker” lockdown.
He added, however, that the government would “keep all options open” by spreading the virus in a new way and that ministers were “concerned”.
“We’ve been monitoring the outbreak of the disease and that’s why we tightened the restrictions a few weeks ago, why we’re imposing new restrictions on the few cities and towns in the north where we’ve come to an early stage,” he said. .
“We know that the death rate sadly accidentally follows those spikes in a few weeks – maybe we started seeing it yesterday.”
Mr Eustace said the disease trend had started to “dive down” since the new restrictions were introduced in the summer and had fallen into a “damp” state of the virus, but he acknowledged that ministers were facing an “extremely difficult situation”. Complete control “.
He advised the government to reduce national sanctions in the summer, saying it was an easy time to manage the disease.
“We didn’t see much of a spy when we lowered the lockdown restrictions in the summer, because it was in the summer and your long days and warm weather are not suitable for spreading the virus,” the environment secretary said.
“We started to see the virus dominate in September, we monitored it very closely and started anew, so the restrictions were made by the end of that month and we have been refining them since the targeted move.
“It’s a virus that spreads in the winter months and it’s a difficult situation to handle but I think we’re taking the right approach.”