The Indian variant traces the infections in Great Britain – ANSA
Will have to review the road map for the reopening the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The spread of the Indian variant in Great Britain is causing contagions to spike again (yesterday 6,238 new cases, the highest number since March 2) putting the British government on alert. Now the date of June 21 for the “free all” is dangerously wavering, indicated by Prime Minister Johnson at the beginning of March as possible turning point for England. More realistic will be a two-week postponement to stop all anti-Covid restrictive measures. The Rt index also increases, returning to a value between 1 and 1.2. The two-week extension of containment measures, according to the Telegraph, would serve to accelerate vaccinations with the second dose of over 40s, shifting the distance between the first and second dose from 12 to 8 weeks, as is already done for over 50. Johnson, according to the English newspaper, appeared convinced of need to wait a few more days, and should formalize the postponement of openings on 14 June. The United Kingdom, the first country in Europe to ease the lockdown and to start the vaccination campaign, maintains the continental record for the number of vaccines administered.
Instead, the contagion situation in India, after the peak of the second wave reached 400,000 cases per day. In the last 24 hours, 120,529 new Covid-19 positives were recorded, the lowest number in the last 2 months. There are 3,380 new deaths, down from over 4,500 at the end of May. According to the district of New Delhi, the data of the city allow to foresee a relaxation of the restrictions as early as next 14 June. The alert remains high for a possible third wave, which could lead the country to collapse again.
The number of deaths from Coronavirus in the United States, albeit in constant decrease, with the deaths recorded yesterday it touched the peak of 600,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. Numbers that confirm the sad world record for the United States for the highest number of victims. In recent weeks, the increase in infections among American adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 is worrying. The trend, the experts explained, could be linked, here too, to the spread of the variants of the virus.