UK contemplates distancing measures for another year

The British Ministry of Health registered 759 new deaths in hospital of sick patients with Covid-19 on Wednesday.

The United Kingdom could maintain distancing measures due to the coronavirus for another year if an effective vaccine or treatment is not found before, the government's top medical adviser warned on Wednesday. The British Ministry of Health registered 759 new deaths in hospital of sick patients with Covid-19 on Wednesday.
UK contemplates distancing measures for another year
London News Update: - The United Kingdom could maintain distancing measures due to the coronavirus for another year if an effective vaccine or treatment is not found before, the government's top medical adviser warned on Wednesday.
‘The way out of this is going to be one of two things, a highly effective vaccine’ or ‘highly effective drugs to stop people dying from this disease,’ Chris Whitty said.
‘Until we have them, and the probability of having them at any time in the next calendar year is incredibly small, and I think we must be realistic about it, we are going to have to rely on other social measures, which of course are very disturbing,’ he said.
However, he did not specify what measures can be maintained, simply referring to ‘the optimal combination of all of them’.
The British Ministry of Health registered 759 new hospital deaths of sick patients with Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 18,100 since the beginning of the crisis in the country, one of the most affected in Europe.
But it is feared that the number will be much higher given that official figures do not include deaths that occurred in homes or centers such as nursing homes where, according to industry representatives, several thousand people have died.
Although systematic tests are not carried out and the few available are reserved for the sickest patients, a total of 133,495 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, where the pandemic is now at its ‘peak’, the Minister of Health said on Wednesday. 

Health, Matt Hancock, before Parliament.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson decreed general confinement on March 23, and this was later prolonged until May 7. Despite mounting pressure, his government is currently not considering any relaxation, unlike other European countries.
In Parliament on Wednesday, new Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer criticized the Johnson government for its ‘slowness’ in managing the pandemic. 
‘There is a gap between the promises and the facts,’ he denounced.’ We see a trend emerging: we have been slow to decide on confinement, slow to test and now we are slow to accept proposals from British companies’ to manufacture medical equipment, Starmer said to Chancellor Dominic Raab, who is replacing the prime minister while he recovers from the coronavirus that kept him hospitalized.
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