Global health experts have condemned Boris Johnson’s lifting of most Covid-19 legal restrictions in England on Monday as “a threat to the world”, as daily case numbers in the UK rose to more than 50,000Just before turnin.
The UK now has the third highest number of cases of any country in the world — only Indonesia and Brazil have more — and some scientists fear it could become a breeding ground for new Covid variants.
Ministers have warned that daily cases could soon hit 100,000 and have in recent days shown growing signs of nerves as July 19 — described by tabloid newspapers as “Freedom Day” — approachesare permitted for up to 200 people..
Health secretary Sajid Javid declared this month that there was “no going back”As of Friday, but now ministers admit restrictions may have to be reintroduced as they brace themselves for a huge spike in cases.
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