British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has returned to parliament for the first time since his contamination with the new coronavirus and promises cautious relaxation of anti-coronary measures.
Johnson said the death rate in the country is appalling, but he believes he can start a cautious easing of the restrictive measures from Monday, British media report.
He comes with more details on Sunday and then unfolds the continuation of the strategy against the dreaded virus. First, “scientific data” on the spread of the virus will be further examined.
According to the Conservative Prime Minister, the government must fight the disease and get the economy going again. An important part, he says, is to nearly double the number of tests to 200,000 a day by the end of this month.
The last time he spoke in the parliament building was on March 25, two days after the introduction of the strict restrictions. In the meantime, he barely survived the virus himself and was out of circulation for weeks.
The United Kingdom is one of the worst affected European countries, with approximately 30,000 deaths and around 195,000 infections, and the number of deaths is now at the top.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer blamed the prime minister for his slow and lax policy. He reminded Johnson that he was only recently bragging that other European countries were looking at the success of his policy.
But Johnson said on Wednesday that it is still too early to compare deaths from the new coronavirus in Britain to those in other countries. According to experts, the virus has now peaked.