April 17, 2021

Amid ‘dangerous’ Govt-19 spike, UK releases ‘act as you get’

As part of a new awareness drive, the UK government began releasing a series of ads on Saturday warning people to “do what you get” because anyone can spread the corona virus, especially the new high-spread variant found in hospitals where COVID-19 patients are overweight.

The campaign, made up of television, radio and newspaper advertisements and a social media blitz, saw the latest daily death toll from the deadly virus reach a new high of 1,325 and infections rise to 68,053 cases. One in three people infected with the virus has no symptoms, so according to the government, it can be passed on without being detected.

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, took to social media to urge people to follow home stays as the disease continues to spread at a “dangerous rate.”

“Our hospitals are under more pressure than any other time since the outbreak, and infection rates continue to rise at a dangerous rate,” Johnson said in a Twitter statement.

“The release of the vaccine has given us new hope, but now we are at home, protecting the NHS and saving lives,” he said.

The warnings come a day after London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a “major incident” in the UK capital, as the latest figures show that corona virus cases are “out of control”, with an infection rate in London exceeding 1,000 per 100,000, and hospitals are overcrowded. Ability with patients.

A major incident is defined as an event or situation that has a variety of serious consequences, requiring special arrangements to be implemented by one or more emergency response agencies.

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“The announcement that London has announced a major event in the war against the corona virus is a clear reminder of the important stage we are in,” said Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist. Invite people to “comply with the rules”.

I know the people of London will be shocked that the authorities are still dealing with a small selfish minority who think the rules do not apply to them by holding house parties, big warehouse raves or other meetings. These create the breeding ground for the most pervasive variety, ”he said.

“Violators of this rule are unaware of the risk posed by the virus or hear misinformation and lies that encourage some to underestimate the risks. Each time the virus spreads, one increases the risk of losing one’s life unnecessarily,” he added.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hankok has also issued a plea to “pull together for a final push”.

“I know how much we have all already sacrificed, but the new variant has significantly changed the current landscape and now we can not give up completely,” he said.

Much of the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland remain under severe national lockout measures, with most people having orders to stay at home. The rules require that people be outside only for the very few reasons of some form of daily exercise, essential shopping or medical needs. Schools have been closed and shifted to distance learning, and the current rules are likely to remain in effect until at least next month. PTI AK RS RS