British Health Minister Matt Hancock called on to remain alert, after a study claimed that the rate of decline in Corona cases has slowed, and infections may rise in London.
The Minister of Health said that the results “cause concern, especially since the progress achieved in the past two months may be in danger,” adding: “It is important that we remain vigilant … this is the responsibility of all of us.”
He pointed out that the government has put in place “a cautious, irreversible approach to easing restrictions, but until we reach every point of the plan, we must all remember that the virus is still present and still dangerous.”
He called on citizens to “stay at home, wash hands, maintain social distancing, and take the vaccine when it is their turn, so that we can reduce infection further.”
Researchers from Imperial College London said 1.57 percent of the population, or one in 64 people, contracted the virus from January 6 to 22. But that dropped more than two-thirds to 0.49 percent, or one in 204 people, from February 6 to 23.
But the study “REACT 1”, a major measure of the virus outbreak in the United Kingdom, warned that the rate of decline appears to be slowing, with the time it takes for the number of cases to halve from 15 to 31 days during the month of February.
Experts said the slowdown in the decline in the number of infections was likely due to more people leaving their homes as they expect restrictions to be eased.
Source: “Daily Mail”