Expert: Further easing steps in England questionable | 05/27/21

LONDON (dpa-AFX) – According to experts, it is uncertain whether England can completely lift all corona measures in the next month as planned. Everything depends on how the virus variant first discovered in India affects the infection situation, said epidemiologist Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London on Thursday in the BBC. It is feared that the variant, also known as B.1.617.2, is more contagious than earlier forms. It could also make vaccinations less effective.

There was a sharp increase in new infections in parts of Great Britain, mainly due to the Indian variant. “In the next two to three weeks we will be able to make a reliable assessment,” Ferguson told the BBC 4 radio station. The government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson actually wants all corona measures on June 21 in the largest on June 21 Abolish part of England.

Overall, the number of new infections across the country is still at a low level. The seven-day incidence – the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week – was last given as 24.4. But now the numbers of new infections and hospital admissions are going up again./cmy/DP/mis


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