London and several English cities register coronavirus outbreaks

Three days after an almost total reopening of the United Kingdom began after the quarantine imposed last March, new peaks of coronaviruses began to register in several cities in England, including London, which could cause more local confinements such as the one arranged yesterday in Leicester, According to a map of the presence of the virus published by a local British newspaper.According to the data reported by the Daily Express newspaper, in London about 15 municipalities began to register an increase in coronavirus cases, including Brent, Ealing, Hounslow , Wandsworth and Westminster, the latter one of the largest boroughs, encompassing much of London city center, while cities such as Portsmouth, York, Windsor and Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, Sunderland, Plymouth are listed in the rest of England. and Suffolk. Yesterday, Leicester became the first city in the United Kingdom to be subjected to local confinement, after an outbreak of the new coronavirus. The government immediately ordered the closure of schools and shops as well as the prohibition of non-essential trips to and from Leicester. The cases of coronavirus in that city with more than 300,000 inhabitants increased by almost 950 in the last 15 days and the rate Infection in the past seven days was 135 cases per 100,000, according to the municipality of Leicester. Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Khan asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government to provide more clarity on what powers and resources They will be available to manage local pandemic outbreaks. In a letter sent yesterday to Health Minister Matt Hancock, the mayor said that to prevent further “loss of life,” local areas must be able to respond “quickly and dynamically.” outbreaks to prevent them from becoming a second regional or national wave. “While we expect the number of coronavirus cases to remain low, we must be prepared two for the possibility of outbreaks and local spikes, “he added. In a Twitter message, the mayor also asked Londoners for a greater responsibility to take care of themselves and recalled that they must cover their faces on public transport and when they cannot, keep a Safe Distance. Last week, Johnson announced a reduction in the two-meter social distancing rule and the reopening of pubs, restaurants, hotels, hairdressers, cinemas and museums starting July 4, the British premier said, the The United Kingdom remains on alert, but does not believe there is currently a risk of a second spike of infections that could collapse hospitals. The total deaths in the United Kingdom reported by the British Department of Health rose to 43,575 yesterday. From the BBC, the UK was the hardest hit of all the major G7 industrialized countries in the weeks leading up to early June. (Télam)