LONDON | British prime minister Boris Johnson in the lead, will observe a minute of silence Tuesday in tribute to the caregivers died after having fought in the front line of the sars coronavirus.
At 11 a.m. (4 a.m. in Montreal), the country will be frozen in memory of the 82 caregivers of the NHS, the public health service, and 16 social workers deceased during the pandemic.
The United Kingdom, one of the countries most affected in Europe by the pandemic, with 21 092 deaths in total in its hospitals, and probably thousands more into its retirement home, seems to observe the recession as expected, with 360 deaths of more being announced Monday, the lowest balance since the end of march.
“Too much” of health-care workers have died from the coronavirus, said Keir Starmer, the new Labour leader, the main opposition party, in a video message posted on Twitter.
“No one should endanger his life because he does not have the right protective equipment”, he added, in reference to the lack of lab coats and medical masks, which complain caregivers for weeks.
Back since Monday, after curing of the coronavirus, which earned him a week of hospitalization, the prime minister Boris Johnson has asked the British to continue to stay with them to prevent an upsurge of cases. If the country “has begun to reverse the trend,” the head of the government warned that the risk was “maximum”.
In the Face of a crisis that causes an economic slump and social affairs, the conservative leader is under pressure to indicate an exit strategy of containment, implemented on march 23, and extended until may 7, minimum.
He has promised decisions “in the coming days” on how to adapt to the future, the measures put in place.
According to the conservative daily The Telegraph, the government is preparing to announce a partial relaxation of the confinement, with the wearing of masks is strongly recommended in the stores.
In the next few weeks, the shops selling “non-essential” will be allowed to reopen if the measures of social distancing can be met and people can meet their friends and their families, reported The Times on Tuesday. Until now, gatherings of more than two people are forbidden. However, the schools will re-open not before June, according to the daily.