In the first post-recovery appearance, Boris Johnson: relaxing restrictions threatens a second peak of Corona virus in Britain


LONDON, UK (CNN) – In his first appearance after recovering from the emerging coronavirus (COFED 19), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked his fellow citizens, on Monday, to be patient about the government’s social divergence measures to curb the spread of the Corona virus.

Johnson said in a speech to the public on his first working days on Downing Street after his discharge from the hospital, that the United Kingdom is making progress in dealing with the outbreak, with fewer hospital admissions receiving Corona virus patients, indicating that indicators confirm His country crossed the height of the disease outbreak.

Johnson warned that the Kingdom is at the moment of “maximum danger”, with the patience of citizens in Britain fading away from the imposed measures to stop the spread of the virus, pointing out that he understands the concerns of shop owners and businessmen about the economic effects of the epidemic.

The British Prime Minister considered that the easing of restrictions imposed in his country to limit the spread of the virus risks the possibility of a second peak of the disease and more loss of life, according to his description.

He thanked Boris Johnson, his Secretary of State, Dominic Rap, who had seconded him to manage his duties during his treatment at St. Thomas Hospital in central London. He continued, “I am sorry that I have been away from my office for a longer period than I would have liked.”

For his part, warned one of the leading epidemiologists in Britain, that the United Kingdom could face more than 100,000 deaths due to the emerging Corona virus, later this year, if the government eases restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the virus.

“The people most at risk of death are the elderly in nursing homes or those with other health conditions,” Neil Ferguson said in an interview with the Unherd website.

Ferguson expressed doubts about the utility of loosening government restrictions with focusing efforts on the groups most affected by the disease, adding, “I doubt that this strategy will be applicable,” according to his description.

The British government is under pressure to ease some restrictions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

Ferguson, a professor of biology at Imperial College in London, said that the British government’s policy of imposing restrictions on the Corona virus was successful in curbing the spread of the disease.

“We believe that we have reduced transmission, there has been an actual decrease of 80 to 90% in communication between people in different families. We have reduced the number of reproduction somewhere in the region from 0.6 to 0.7, which means that the epidemic is now decreasing,” he added. Stressing that “the challenge in the future is not to allow much space to relax, if we want to get away from the closure, reopen schools, reopen workplaces, and allow people to go shopping again, we must replace the measures.”