Britain has crossed the 100 limit in a matter of seven days. The authorities reported 10,468 new cases on Monday. The incidence rose to 101, as can be seen from the data collected by Dainik Darpan. It was still 34.8 on June 1.
The number of new infections is rising mainly due to the spread of the delta version of the coronavirus, which was first detected in India. According to preliminary findings, it is significantly more contagious than all other types.
For comparison: in Germany, the seven-day incidence on Tuesday morning was 8.0, according to the Robert Koch Institute. The example of Great Britain clearly shows that it can accelerate again in a matter of weeks. And that although vaccination rates in Great Britain are much higher than in Germany.
More than 80 percent of all adults out there have now received the first dose. About 60 percent have already been injected twice. In Germany, according to the federal government’s vaccination dashboard, only 31.6 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. According to the current state of knowledge, anyone who receives a second vaccination is also well protected against a severe COVID-19 course in the Delta.
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But what is the UK doing to stop the spread?
In Germany, the rules are clear: the federal emergency brake will have to be reapplied in districts that exceed the 100 limit. It went into effect in mid-April in response to rising numbers. Accordingly, restaurants and hotels have to close on events of 100 or more. There is a curfew from 10 pm to 5 am, only domestic meetings with one other person are allowed, only one appointment and those with a negative test can visit retail outlets.
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In Great Britain, however, instead of new restrictions, further easing is expected: pubs, restaurants, hotels and shops are currently open. Wearing a mask is mandatory on public transport and in supermarkets. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own coronavirus measures, but they differ only in details.
In England, all restrictions were due to end on 22 June. The “Independence Day” announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now been postponed for four weeks until July 19.
But Johnson is confident about the new date. “I think it looks good that July 19 will be the final point,” said the conservative politician. However, he did not rule out the possibility that “for all possible reasons” there may be restrictions again in the winter.
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