Sharp increase in corona cases – Johnson imposes lockdown

Most recently, Great Britain had always announced new records for new infections, on Monday it was almost 59,000. The number of deaths has increased by 20 percent, that of Covid patients in clinics is 40 percent higher compared to the peak in spring, said Johnson. The variant of corona discovered in the UK, which may be up to 70 percent more contagious than previously known, is spreading in “frustrating and alarming ways,” said Johnson. “Stay at home, protect the (health) NHS, save lives.” . “

Johnson stressed that he understood the frustration of the population and called for a final joint effort. “The weeks ahead will be the most difficult,” said the Prime Minister. “But I am convinced that we are entering the final phase of the fight because with every vaccination that is injected into our arms, we turn the tide – against Covid and in favor of the British people.”

Great Britain is now using two vaccines against the corona virus. On Monday, the 82-year-old dialysis patient Brian Pinker from Oxford was the first to be vaccinated in the local university clinic with the domestic vaccine from the University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca, as the British health service NHS announced. The vaccine from the Mainz-based company BioNtech and the US company Pfizer has been used for four weeks.


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