Signs of encouraging signs were issued in the United Kingdom on Sunday, with a dramatic decline in the number of deaths from Covid-19, on the eve of the resumption of criticism and criticism by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
After a month of stone, public opinion is waiting for the conservative prime minister to unveil his strategy in dealing with the crisis, among calls for the resumption of economic activity as soon as possible and fear of losing the gains achieved so far in the event of easing the stone measures.
With 20,732 hospital deaths for newly infected Coronavirus, Britain is one of the most affected countries in Europe.
The toll rises by adding deaths in the homes for the elderly, which are numbered in thousands, according to representatives of this sector.
But a sharp decline recorded in the outcome Sunday, with an additional 413 deaths in hospitals, the lowest number since the end of March.
Environment Minister John Ostis, speaking at the daily press conference from Downing Street, spoke of “encouraging signs”.
Stephen Boyce, a health sector official, noted the low number of hospitalized and intensive care patients.
However, the government ruled out a hasty easing of existing measures, fearing a new wave of infection.
Since his discharge from hospital on April 12, the 55-year-old conservative prime minister has been recovering in Checkers, the British Prime Minister’s rural residence, while his team has faced criticism for his management of a protracted crisis.
Foreign Minister Dominic Rapp, who declared himself absent during his absence, said Johnson was “in good shape” and “looking forward to resuming work on Monday”.
Numerous indications, such as the conservative Prime Minister’s phone call last week to US President Donald Trump and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, suggested that he will return to work soon.
Trump said that Johnson “looked great… the Boris that we are entrusting… enormous energy and enormous vitality”.
In the hospital, Johnson was hospitalized for three days.
He stressed that “things would have taken no direction”.
He praised the work of the British public health service (NHS), stressing that he “owes him his life”.
Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer renewed his criticism in a letter to Johnson, indicating that he was “looking forward” to talking to him.
In the opinion of the new leader of the Labor Party, Johnson made “mistakes” and the government was “very slow”, whether in isolation, examination, or protective equipment that medical workers or the homes of the elderly alike lack.
His government’s Foreign Minister, Dominic Rapp, who chaired a number of consecutive crisis meetings, replaced him.
But he needs the approval of all members of the government, which newspapers say are divided, to make any major decisions.
The secretary of state shared the burden of the mission with Michael Gove, Johnson’s aide, and Matt Hancock during this period, which, according to the authorities, coincided with the height of the epidemic.
As for the repercussions of the epidemic on the economy, the Bank of England warned Thursday that the country may face the worst recession “in several centuries.”
Public opinion supports isolation, but in Johnson’s absence, senior government officials faced increasing criticism.
Starmer accused the authorities of being slow, whether in terms of isolation procedures, disease detection, or the provision of protective equipment that health care teams urgently need, as well as about the homes of the elderly.
The government has refused to date to set any date to ease the isolation measures, stressing that it fears an increase in the number of cases and that it is awaiting the opinion of scientists.
The presence of Johnson’s counselor, Dominic Cummings, and the newspaper “The Gadrian” revealed a number of meetings of the scientific committee charged with clarifying the situation to the government, including the March 23 meeting, the date of the day on which the isolation was imposed, doubts about the independence of this body.
The Presidency of the Government confirmed that political advisers “do not play any role” in the committee, criticizing by the way the media.
But the Labor opposition considers this shakes the confidence of the British.
Scottish Prime Minister Nicolas Storgen added pressure to the announcement of her strategy to specifically reopen some businesses and schools.
In Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Arlen Foster hinted that she might lift the restrictions before England does so.