Britain on Friday was contemplating whether or not to impose a second nationwide lockdown, after new Covid-19 cases nearly doubled to six,000 per day, hospital admissions rose, and an infection rates soared throughout components of northern England and London. If the UK goes into lockdown, it can the second main nation to reimpose such a measure, after Israel.
The Zionist state entered the second nationwide lockdown on Friday on the onset of the Jewish high-holiday season. A lockdown was imposed in late March and eased in May as new cases tapered off, reaching single-digit lows, however up to now week, new cases have reached every day highs of greater than 5,000.
In the UK, the Boris Johnson govt prolonged Covid restrictions throughout northern England and the Midlands, as ministers refused to rule out a brief nationwide lockdown.
[Attribution Business Standard]