England has ‘Freedom Day’ with suspension of restrictions against Covid-19 – Prime Time Zone


European country ended the mandatory use of masks and limited attendance at events from this Monday, 19th; cases of the new coronavirus continue to rise

EFE / EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGAMandatory use of masks has been suspended in England

A England registered this Monday, 19, the end of almost all measures of social isolation adopted to prevent the Covid-19. The “Freedom Day” (Day of Freedom in Portuguese) marks the end of mandatory masks; the rule of social distance of at least one meter between people (a measure that continues to apply only to hospitals); the opening of bars, restaurants and nightclubs and the end of the limit of people in any event held in the country, including football stadiums. the prime minister of UK, Boris Johnson, who is in social isolation after having come into contact with an infected person, reinforced that the removal of sanitary barriers does not mean that the coronavirus ended up in the country. Johnson is expected to hold an online press conference to discuss the matter later this Monday.

According to government data, 2/3 of the country’s population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The Delta variant, more contagious and responsible for most local infections, made the average number of cases rise. Today, 45 thousand are contaminated daily. The daily average of deaths, which was 6 in May, rose to 42 according to the latest epidemiological bulletin. The end of the restrictions started on Monday applies only to England, as other countries in the United Kingdom have adopted their own schemes to deal with Covid-19. So far, travelers from other nationalities need to undergo testing when arriving in the country. Restrictions on the functioning of schools and the mandatory home office for some functions will be suspended on August 16th.