Today, Monday, the British health authorities announced that the country is at the worst of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Last Friday, London Mayor Siddiq Khan described the spread of the Coronavirus in the city as “out of control, while the British capital’s hospitals are about to reach their maximum capacity.”
Hospitals in London, a city with an estimated population of nine million and subject since December 20 to a lockdown that has been tightened and expanded to all parts of England, admit about 830 people a day, compared to about 500 people before Christmas.
On Saturday, the death toll from confirmed cases of the new Coronavirus in Britain exceeded 3 million cases, making the United Kingdom the fifth country in the world to cross this threshold.
On December 8, the United Kingdom authorities launched a mass vaccination campaign against Coronavirus infection with a vaccine developed by the American “Pfizer” and the German “Biotech” company.
At the same time, the country monitored an accelerated spread of the disease in some regions. On December 14, the British Health Minister, Matt Hancock, announced that scientists had discovered a new Coronavirus strain. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, said that it might be 70% more contagious.