The United Kingdom recorded Friday, for the third day in a row, a record of contamination with COVID-19, with 93,045 cases identified in 24 hours, according to figures from health authorities.
Confronted according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to a
tsunami due to the Omicron variant, the United Kingdom deplores a total of 147,048 dead, of which 111 were recorded on Friday. The authorities of the country, among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, fear that the health system will be submerged.
The British government reintroduced the wearing of masks in most public places [hormis les bars et restaurants], encourages teleworking as much as possible and requires the presentation of the health passport during large gatherings. For their part, the Scottish and Welsh governments have decided to go further.
In Scotland, where Omicron is now dominant, according to the pro-independence Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the population has been called upon to stay at home as Christmas approaches.
The tsunami I warned about a week ago is now starting to hit us, she said on Friday.
Companies are legally required to take, since Friday,
reasonable measures to limit the transmission of the virus. Pubs are encouraged to return to table service rather than bar service.
In Wales, Prime Minister Mark Drakeford has ordered nightclubs to close from December 27.
Faced with the variant, the United Kingdom has further accelerated its vaccination campaign and moved ahead of the target to offer all adults a booster dose at the end of December.