Boris Johnson warns Coronavirus deaths will increase with deconfinement

Boris Johnson warns Coronavirus deaths will increase with deconfinement

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, warned this Tuesday that deaths from coronavirus will rise again as the country comes out of the confinement imposed last January to contain the third wave of the pandemic.

Speaking to journalists at his residence and office in Downing Street (London), the head of the Government said that, although the vaccination program is having an effect, “The bulk of the work to reduce the disease has been done by confinement.”

“Therefore, as we lose focus, the result will inevitably be that we will see more infections and, unfortunately, also more hospitalizations and deaths. People must understand it”, he claimed.

The conservative leader welcomed the fact that the national health system (NHS) has achieved the goal of having vaccinated the nine preferred population groups – some 32 million people – with a first dose, and is now starting to immunize those under 50 years of age.

Although he urged citizens to be “cautious”, Johnson insisted that at the moment “there is no reason” to change the course of the de-escalation that began on March 29, which should culminate in the removal of restrictions on June 21.

On Monday, they reopened in England the non-essential shops such as hairdressers, clothing stores and gyms, and it is expected that on May 17 some international flights can be resumed.

According to the latest official data, 13 people died from covid-19 between Sunday and Monday, up to 127,100 since the start of the pandemic, while 3,568 infections were registered.

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