On the day the UK dropped nearly all health rules against the spread of Covid-19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put Britons at the highest risk of infection.
However, the recommendation on Monday (19) is that North Americans not make non-essential trips to the region.
“If you need to travel to the UK, make sure you are fully vaccinated before you travel. Because of the current situation in the UK, even fully vaccinated people can be at risk of spreading variants of Covid-19.” .
From Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has fully released all economic activities and removed the mandatory use of face masks on public transport and in enclosed spaces.
However, epidemiological data shows a massive increase in cases – with an average of more than 42,500 daily infections – and the beginning of a new rise in hospitalizations. Fatalities, which averaged 5 per day in May, are already nearly 40. The increase is associated with the spread of the delta variable, which is more transmissible.
However, Johnson believes it is possible to return to normal life because more than 87% of citizens are immunized with the first dose and about 68% with the full course of vaccination.
But the decision to fully reopen the door has divided experts and the community itself, who fear it is too soon to loosen the measures severely.
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