WHO issues stern warning as Britain imposes new virus check

WHO issues stern warning as Britain imposes new virus check

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that new COVID-19 cases worldwide soared to record levels last week.


The tally of 1,998,897 infections was “the highest number of reported cases in a single week since the beginning of the epidemic”; adding that the number of deaths fell compared with the previous week.


According to Yahoo news, The British government announced fresh steps to curb the virus surge.


The death toll in the United States passed another dismal milestone on Tuesday; soaring beyond 200,000 as cases approached seven million in the world’s worst-affected country.


The ramped-up response in Britain followed warnings; that the country could see an explosion of cases and deaths if it failed to take decisive action.

From Thursday, English pubs, bars and other venues will be required to close at 10:00 pm.



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Food and drink outlets will also be restricted to table service.


Some businesses have criticised the move, saying it will inflict more suffering on an already beleaguered industry.


But customers outside cafes in central London were broadly supportive of the new rules if it meant avoiding another lockdown.


“It isn’t all about the money,” Francesca Galluzzo, an operations manager said. “It should be about people’s lives.”


Britain has also shelved plans to allow fans to return to sporting venues in England next month and boosted fines for rule-breakers in broad tightening of restrictions.







Source: Yahoo news

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