According to Dr Chaand Nagpaul, the council chair of the British Medical Association (BMA), the safety measures will ensure that the progress made in the fight against Covid-19.
Even as the British government is “very likely” to end all Covid-19 restrictions by July 19, the chief of a top doctors’ association in the United Kingdom has called upon the government to keep in place some compulsory safety measures to ensure that the progress made in the fight against the coronavirus disease is not “thrown away.
In a warning for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, Dr Nagpaul said the ministers must not “simply disregard the most recent, damning numbers by rushing into meeting their July 19 deadline.” According to BMA’s data, weekly Covid-19 cases have risen 74% over the last seven days, while the number of new hospitalisations has increased 55% over the previous week.
On Friday, Public Health England (PHE) released its weekly data on variants of concern (VoC). The data showed a further 50,824 Covid-19 cases due to the Delta variant, a 46% rise from the previous week.