“We cannot allow the national health system to collapse.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says this, announcing that the country will be divided into three different areas according to the level of alert (medium, high, very high) for infections from Covid. This is not a general lockdown and they will not close schools and universities, he explains, but each zone will have different restrictions. “It will be tough months, but we will be able to overcome them”, he adds.
Liverpool will be listed at highest level warning: meetings in homes are prohibited and all pubs and bars will be closed. In addition, gyms, recreation centers, betting shops and casinos will be closed. Retail stores, schools and universities will remain open, Johnson said. “This is not how we want to live our lives – he said – but this is the narrow path we must take”, avoiding on the one hand “the social and economic trauma of a total blockade” and on the other “the enormous human cost. , and also economic, of an uncontested epidemic “.
The “medium” level, the premier explained, will cover most of the country. It will provide for the current rules, namely the maximum limit of six people for meetings and closing at 10pm for pubs. For Johnson, the additional restrictions will help save lives and protect the health system at the same time, keeping the economy going and preventing damage to children’s and teens’ education.
“Difficult months ahead” “The weeks and months that await us will continue to be difficult and will test the temper of this country. I have no doubt that together we will succeed”, said the British Prime Minister. “This is not how we want to live our lives”, he remarked, and then added: “It is the path we must take, caught between the social and economic costs of a total lockdown and the enormous economic cost of an epidemic outside. control”.