London could close pubs to ensure reopening of schools


London, Aug 1 (EFE) .- The upturn in cases of coronavirus registered in recent days in the United Kingdom could force the Executive to close the “pubs” again and prohibit “other activities” in England to allow the course to begin. school next month, according to experts.

Specialist Graham Medley, from the British Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said on Saturday that the reopening of schools is “key” and said that, to achieve this, “an exchange” in the priority order of the de-shelling.

Medley made these statements to the BBC, after the Government’s medical adviser to England, Chris Whitty, also warned on Friday that it is possible that the “limit” of what can be opened without risk of increasing in a way has been reached. exponential prevalence of COVID-19.

Also, Whitty said that “it is incorrect” to think that you can reopen society and keep the virus under control, which is why the Prime Minister, the conservative Boris Johnson, has delayed the start in England of the next phase of the planned de-escalation. for today, until at least next August 15.

“I think we are in a situation where most people think that opening schools is a priority for the health and well-being of children, and they know that when we do, many households are going to be related again. Medley said today.

In order to minimize the “prevalence of COVID-19 in the community” with the return of schoolchildren, the expert recalled, perhaps it will be necessary “to close some of the other connection networks” and “other activities”.

“We might wonder if we have to choose between one or the other, what do we prioritize. Do we consider pubs to be more important than schools?” Medley said.

The National Statistics Office (ONS) has reported that an upturn in COVID-19 has been detected “in the community”, with a prevalence of 1 infection for every 1,500 people, regardless of what also occurs in hospitals and residences of the elderly.

According to official figures, deaths from COVID-19 across the UK rose to 46,119 on Friday, after adding 120 in 24 hours, with 880 new infections, the highest daily number in a month.

(c) EFE Agency


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