These are difficult times for singles. With the increase in cases of Covid-19 in Europe, the United Kingdom has announced stricter measures to combat new infections by the coronavirus. Among them, casual sex is prohibited in cities with blocks in phases two and three, considered to be at high and very high risk of contamination, respectively.
The new blockade plan was announced by UK Health Minister Matt Hancock on Thursday (10/15) during a session in the British Parliament.
With the measure, residents of the capital London or the cities of Essex, York, Manchester, Lancashire and Liverpool, for example, are prohibited from meeting at home with someone from “outside the social bubble”.
Those living in level 1 areas can gather with friends and family in groups of up to six people inside or outside the home. Despite being legal, casual sex in this case is not recommended due to the high risk of transmission of the virus.
The law was first adopted during the summer in the northern hemisphere and was unpopular with singles. The United Kingdom is the fifth country in the world with the highest number of deaths from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. There are 43,383 already.