Posted 19 января 2022,, 15:57

Published 19 января 2022,, 15:57

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

In England, masks and COVID-passports have been canceled

19 января 2022, 15:57
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK government is lifting most coronavirus restrictions from next week, including covid passports and the mandatory wearing of masks on the street.

Enhanced precautionary measures in the UK were introduced out of fear of an impending new wave of coronavirus infection, provoked by the rapid spread of the Omicron strain.

Now, however, the authorities have decided that it is time to return from Plan B to Plan A.

According to Novaya Gazeta, office workers will be allowed to leave the "remote work place", however, recommendations for wearing masks in the premises will remain. People who have passed a positive covid test will continue to be sent to self-isolation, but if two subsequent tests were negative, then the quarantine period will be reduced to five days.

According to the prime minister, soon COVID in the UK will be treated the same way as the flu, and the requirement for mandatory self-isolation will be lifted.

The lifting of strict restrictions in the country occurred against the backdrop of a scandal that Johnson himself was at the epicenter of.

At the height of the lockdown, wild parties with alcohol were held at the prime minister's residence, although government regulations forbade people to gather in groups of more than two people.

For a long time, the police did not want to investigate the incidents with the "drunk Fridays" at the prime minister, but under the pressure of public opinion, Scotland Yard was forced to start checking. Its total is expected in the coming days. Residents of the country believe that, despite Johnson's apologies, the scandal and his investigation could lead to the prime minister's resignation.