British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Saturday that the spread in the UK of the delta variant of the corona virus, which initially appeared in India, was “extremely worrying”, raising fears that the removal of the latest anti-Govt restrictions would be postponed. .
Speaking to Sky News ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, the chairman said, “It is clear that Indian diversity is becoming more pervasive and cases and hospitalizations are on the rise.
“We don’t know now how much more this is going to translate to death,” he said, “but this is clearly a very serious issue.”
About 60% more contagious than the alpha variant that originated in the UK, the delta variant now dominates the United Kingdom, the country most affected by the epidemic in Europe with nearly 128,000 deaths.
After a long winter imprisonment and an intense vaccination campaign, the government has gradually lifted restrictions.
The lifting of the latest measures (limit for meetings and weddings, bar service, opening of nightclubs …) initially planned for June 21 is threatened by the latest pollution increase, which now exceeds 7,000 new cases a day.
With less confidence than there was at the beginning of the month in this total lift on June 21, the Prime Minister confirmed that no decision had been made anyway and asked to wait for the official announcement scheduled for Monday.
“What we want is to make sure this roadmap is irreversible, but you can’t have an unchangeable roadmap if you are not prepared to be careful,” he said.