UK Johnson welcomes “unmatched” New Year’s Eve than last year


Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain is in an “unmatchedly better” position than this time last year due to the “heroic” response of the British people to the massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign. ..

In a New Year’s video message posted on Twitter, Johnson said: One thing I can say for sure is that our position on December 31st of this year is incomparably better than last year. “

He said Britain was “the most open economy and society of Europe’s major economies” because the British people “responded to vaccination calls in heroic, voluntary and almost incredible numbers.” Was able to be maintained. “

“We can celebrate tonight because of that huge national effort,” Johnson said, saying that his government has achieved its goal and “doubled the speed of booster deployment.” Said.

The conservative UK government in charge of public health in the UK has decided to oppose the adoption of further CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus regulations before the New Year.

However, London Labor Chairman Sadiq Khan has canceled a traditional fireworks display next to the River Thames and a live event at Trafalgar Square because of the proliferation of new Omicron variants.

The Scottish National Party administration in Scotland and the Labor Party administration in Wales have adopted stricter measures, closed nightclubs, imposed restrictions on events, and canceled New Year’s Eve celebrations.

UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Chloe Smith responded to reports that party attendees would cross the border from Scotland and Wales to celebrate the UK New Year, and the UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions said Thursday that people would “freedom” the UK. Move around. “

Dr. Clare Steves, a scientist at King’s College London working on ZOECOVID research, said on December 30 that the number of new symptomatic cases daily was more than double that of last year, but exponential growth has stopped. He said it was. ..

Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and chief scientist for the ZOE COVID Study app, said last week that the symptoms of the Omicron variant “feel like a common cold.”

Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said on December 28 that COVID-19 would be “another cause of the common cold.”

PA contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan

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