British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday, May 3, that Britain is on its way to easing restrictions imposed on foreign travel due to the outbreak of the Corona virus. “There will be some opening for travel on May 17th, but it remains important to be as careful as we can,” Johnson said.
While the travel restrictions will not be lifted completely, the British Prime Minister stated, “We want to go through some openness on May 17th, but I don’t think people in this country want to see an influx of disease anywhere. I definitely don’t want that. We have to be very strong and we have to be as careful as possible. “
Speaking of the upcoming June 21 deadline set by the British government to end social distancing, Johnson said, “We feel we will be able to move forward with the easing of restrictions.”
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“Excess unit meter”
Johnson also mentioned that Britain is on its way to abandoning the rule of social distancing known as “plus one meter”, which requires people to stay at least one meter from each other, near the end of next month, according to a road map drawn up by the British government to end restrictions The closure is phased, after widespread vaccination campaigns helped quell the spread of infection.
In response to a question about the way forward in implementing this, Johnson said during a campaign visit in the north of England, “I think we have a good chance of being able to do without (the rule) one meter plus.” This rule has come under heavy criticism, particularly from the restaurant and hospitality sectors.
In the midst of a campaign to win one seat in Parliament and local government, Johnson also faced questions about the costs of renovating his apartment and the expenses of caring for his young child.
Europe eases travel restrictions
On Monday, the European Commission proposed that travelers who have received full doses of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the European Union be allowed to enter the bloc’s countries.
The Commission stated, “It proposes to allow entry into the European Union not only for people coming from countries where the epidemiological situation is good, but also for those who received the last recommended dose of vaccines approved by the European Union.”
On Sunday, the second of May, international aid continues to arrive in India, which is facing a massive outbreak of the Corona virus, and a new record number of deaths has been recorded within 24 hours, and India comes alongside Brazil in the first front line with the “Covid-19” epidemic. It counted nearly 400,000 new infections over the last 24 hours.
The country also counted 3,689 additional deaths, on Sunday, in the highest recorded daily toll, which brings the total number to 215,000 deaths, and the promised international aid continues to arrive from more than 40 countries, and New Delhi received a French cargo plane carrying 28 tons of medical equipment, including eight generators. Oxygen Qadir provides each of them with the needs of an Indian hospital of 250 beds, according to the French authorities.
“Last year India helped us in French hospitals, when the need for medicines was enormous, the French people remember,” said the French ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenin.
On Friday, a US military plane landed in New Delhi carrying medical equipment, followed by a German plane, Saturday, and Britain announced, for its part, that it would send 1,000 additional respirators to this country of 1.3 billion people.
On Saturday, India opened the field of vaccination to its entire adult population, which is about 600 million people, but several states, including Maharashtra and New Delhi, which are among the most affected states, warned of a shortage of vaccines.
In an effort to relieve pressure on health services, the Indian authorities decided to extend the closure for a week in New Delhi, which has 20 million people, and the end of the closure was expected on Monday, and the overcrowded hospitals in the city lacked beds, medicines and oxygen, and there are patients who spend at the doors of hospitals without any treatment.
Like other countries, Nigeria announced the restriction of entry to its territory for travelers from India, as well as from Brazil and Turkey, which were severely affected by the outbreak of the epidemic, and other countries in South Asia sounded the alarm, as was Nepal, where “the number of infections recorded a leap beyond the capacity of the health system. According to what the Minister of Health said, and this country counted, on Sunday, 7,137 new infections, in a record number, and the government imposed full or partial closure measures in about half of the states.
As for the rest of the world, the epidemic crisis also weighs in Latin America, starting with Brazil, which has not yet started vaccination campaigns, and the Brazilian Ministry of Health data showed that 1,202 deaths from the Coronavirus and 28,935 new infections were recorded, Sunday, and the country recorded 407,639 deaths and 14.7 million infections in Overall, the virus deaths in Brazil are second in the world, after the United States.
On Sunday, the Mexican Ministry of Health recorded 1093 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 65 deaths, which brought the total number of infections in the country to two million and 348873, and deaths to 217,233.
And the cases of Coronavirus in Argentina have reached three million since the outbreak of the pandemic, despite the strict measures taken by the government to limit the spread of infection, while medics said that hospitals have become full, and the Ministry of Health said, on Sunday, that it had recorded 11,394. A new infection, which raises the cases to a new level, exceeded three million. The ministry also recorded 156 new deaths, bringing the total deaths to 64,252.
A few days ago, the government of President Alberto Fernandez unveiled new measures that included the imposition of more stringent restrictions after the country was exposed to a second wave of infection and the overcrowding of intensive care units with patients and the setting of daily records of injuries and deaths.