LONDON (AP) – Millions of people in Britain faced tough new coronovirus restrictions on Saturday, with Scotland and Northern Ireland demanding stricter measures to try to stop a new version of the virus that is believed to be more Spreads fast.
Northern Ireland went into a six-week lockdown and in Wales, resting restrictions for Christmas Day were also reimposed.
The number of people under England’s top level of sanctions – Tier 4 – increased to 6 million on Saturday, making up around 43% of England’s population overall. The region included London and many areas around it.
No indoor mixing of houses is permitted, and only necessary travel is permitted. Stores that sell gyms, pools, hairdressers and nonways, have been ordered to close and pubs and restaurants can only takeout. Professional groups say the restrictions would be financially disastrous for their members.
The COVID-19 resulted in another 570 daily deaths, bringing Britain’s total deaths to 70,195, the second-worst in Europe after Italy. The UK also reported more than 32,700 new cases of the disease on Christmas day.
Fears about a new version of Britain have spread chaos across the border for a week. Around 1,000 British soldiers spent Christmas day trying to clear a large backlog of trucks stranded in southeast England after France briefly closed its border in Britain and demanded coronovirus tests from all drivers .
But Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Saturday that more than 15,000 drivers had been tested and that the backlog had been cleared at a test site at Manston Airport by Sunday morning. Only 36 positive tests were conducted, he said on Twitter.
Shaps tweeted, “Many thanks to all of you over the last few days who worked tirelessly to minimize major disruption due to the sudden French border closure.”
The first cases of the new version of Britain have now been detected in France and Spain. The French Public Health Agency said that a French man living in England arrived in France on 19 December and tested positive for the new version. She has no symptoms and is isolated in her hometown in central city tours.
Meanwhile, health authorities in the Madrid region said they have confirmed the UK version in four people, all of whom are in good health. Regional health chief Enrique Ruiz Escudero said the new strain came when an infected person went to Madrid’s airport.
In her annual Christmas address, Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent separate years at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip, delivered a heartfelt message of hope that compliments the “indomitable spirit” of those who have challenged “Magnificent” is enhanced. Of epidemic.
The 94-year-old queen and her 99-year-old husband, Prince Philip, set a precedent by not visiting relatives at Christmas as usual.
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