UK reports slight rise in COVID-19 cases a day before lifting restrictions

MADRID, Jan. 25 (Royals Blue) –

The United Kingdom Ministry of Health confirmed 94,326 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, compared to 88,400 the previous day, a figure slightly higher than Monday’s balance that arrives on the eve of England lifting the restrictions imposed to stop the expansion of the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.

In addition, another 439 people have died from the disease. With these figures, the totals in the United Kingdom have risen to 16,047,716 infections and 154,356 deaths since the pandemic began, according to official figures.

The English authorities will lift the restrictions to contain omicron – return of teleworking, mandatory use of a mask and the need to present the vaccination certificate against COVID-19 to access certain facilities – this Wednesday. While Scotland or Northern Ireland have also lifted some of the limitations imposed.

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In this sense, the Scottish Chief Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has reported that the authorities plan to relax the recommendations regarding teleworking from Monday, which will allow a gradual return to face-to-face work.

Sturgeon, who has remarked that the data shows that the pandemic is stabilizing in Scotland, has explained that, from Monday, employers may consider implementing a hybrid work system, with employees dividing their time between offices and their homes, according to has picked up the BBC.

However, he has indicated that he does not expect to see “a massive return to the offices” from Monday and has warned that such a scenario “would probably be counterproductive” and could ruin what has been advanced so far.

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The Executive of Boris Johnson has entrusted the development of the pandemic situation in the country to the vaccination plan against COVID-19. Until this Tuesday, 83.9 percent of the British population has the complete immunization schedule, while 64.3 percent have already received the third dose.

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