(London) Supermarkets, transport and police are also threatening to freeze the United Kingdom’s pandemic of contact cases, after lifting almost all sanctions in the midst of a pollution explosion, and increasing pressure on the government to relax the rules of loneliness.
It is an infection in an epidemic called “PingDemic”, a pun between “ping” (receiving notification from the tracking application) and “infection”. While the number of positive cases has skyrocketed for several weeks, battling with 50,000 cases daily, hundreds of thousands of contact cases have had to isolate themselves for ten days, crippling the economy.
In the week ending July 14, more than 600,000 self-segregation notifications were sent. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor opposition leader Khair Stormer are both under siege.
On the front page of almost all presses on Thursday, pictures of empty supermarket shelves are displayed. On Saturday, a line of London Underground had to be blocked due to lack of staff. Some police forces have warned they will extend response time. As the summer holidays approached, more than a million children were also forced into self-loneliness, forcing their parents to stay home.
Issue: Pollution that fueled the most contagious delta variant in the United Kingdom, one of the countries in Europe, was the most affected by the coronavirus with nearly 129,000 deaths.
Despite this new wave, the government on Monday lifted almost all health restrictions in England, eliminating the need to wear a mask distance and mandatory, and built progress on the vaccine campaign that allows time to limit the number of hospitals and deaths. .
He is now in a hurry to act quickly so as not to turn this “pingedemic” chaos.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has asked him to relax the rules on consultation cases, denouncing the “improbable” situation, such as closing or reducing the opening hours of stores or making it difficult to fill them. Beams.
The supermarket chain Iceland said it would have to hire 2,000 temporary workers to meet the shortage. However its managing director Richard Walker called on BBC customers not to panic, saying the remaining empty shelves were “isolated incidents”.
Motor Halliers, which is central to supplying stores, said it was facing a labor shortage and was increasing the long-term shortage that caused Brexit to some extent, just as it had meat processors.
Deliberately ignoring official guidelines, distributor Bidfood on Thursday called on its drivers to continue working despite being notified of a negative PCR test.
List of “limited” exceptions
Calling for respect for the regulations, the government promised to exempt some essential workers. Enterprise Minister Kwasi Quarteng said the “very limited” list would be published on Thursday, an executive ruling earlier this week.
It has already been in “exceptional circumstances” since Monday for vaccinated employees of the Public Health Service (NHS), which provided a negative test.
A spokesman for Boris Johnson commented, “We are well aware of the impact of certain sectors and we are working with them, assuring that there is no” problem “in terms of supply and that the food supply chain is ‘resilient’. . He emphasized that loneliness was a “very important tool” against COVID-19.
These precautions will not be fully understood from August 16, and the obligation to fully isolate themselves for vaccinated individuals should be lifted.
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson apologized to companies that caused “inconvenience”. But he continued to confuse: the case he contacted his health minister, who initially wanted to avoid being left alone by participating in a pilot program that allowed him to test himself on a daily basis. He turned quickly in the face of the commotion.
According to recent Yugov polls, if half of Britons test negative after being associated with a positive case they will not be automatically segregated and 10% have already removed the tracking app.