However, the government’s strategy has now turned to local lockdowns, targeting areas that have suffered from epidemics. On June 30, Leicester became the first UK city to be moved back into lockdown. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that schools and nurseries would reopen from July 24.
Meanwhile, authorities have introduced new measures in Blackburn and Oldham. On July 30, Boris Johnson ordered parts of northern England to partially retreat, barring residents of Greater Manchester, Bradford and Blackburn from holding indoor meetings with different households. As of midnight August 8, residents of Preston are not permitted to meet other households indoors or in the garden.
More than 12.9 million tests for Covid-19 have been processed in the UK and the government’s plan to tackle the pandemic involves a number of gradual phases, but experts warn there could be a second wave on the horizon, especially as infection rates have increased. through Europe.
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