Javid, who on June 26 replaced outgoing Matt Hancock – who left for breaching sanitation standards by kissing an aide – said in an article in The Daily Mail that there were “health reasons” to remove the pandemic restrictions.
We’re on our way to July 19th [quando o executivo planeia completar a desaceleração do confinamento imposto em janeiro passado], but we have to be honest with people about the fact that we cannot eliminate COVID-19,” the minister wrote, citing Effie.
Javid, who previously headed the Ministry of Economy and Interior, among other ministries, explained that his first job at the Ministry of Health is to “restore freedoms and learn how to live with COVID-19.”
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick also said today, in several interviews, that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government plans to lift all remaining restrictions by July 19, including the wearing of masks, and will leave health safety practices at home. citizens.
As the government paves the way for the full reopening of society – with changes also expected in international travel, where vaccination quarantines can be scrapped – doctors are warning that some preventive measures must be maintained to maintain the health sector.
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed at least 3,957,862 people worldwide, resulting in more than 182.5 million infections, according to the latest report from AFP.
In Portugal, since the beginning of the epidemic, in March 2020, 17,112 people died and 887,047 cases of infection were recorded, according to the Directorate General of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which was discovered in late 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.