The Mayor of London announced on Friday that the COVID-19 situation in the capital is very critical, reflecting the deteriorating conditions in the troubled hospitals, and the country has approved a third vaccine for emergency use.
Sadiq Khan declared it a “major event” because the rapid spread of the virus pushed the hospital to a tipping point. By the week of January 6, the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients increased by 27%. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the virus will appear one week before January 2.
Other emergency services are also very tight. For example, there are now hundreds of firefighters driving ambulances.
Khan said: “Our heroic doctors, nurses and NHS staff have done a great job, but due to the rapid increase in cases, our hospitals are in danger of being overwhelmed.”
A major event is defined as an event that presents life and welfare risks and is “beyond the scope of normal business.” It allows coordination between different emergency agencies and will cause London to seek help in other areas.
Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, also wrote to Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, asking for more financial support for Londoners who need to self-isolate and unable to work, and called for wearing masks in crowded outdoor places.indoors
As the action came out, as the country stepped up its vaccination plan, which is vital to Britain’s escape from the pandemic, and with the approval of the Moderna vaccine, more good news about the fight against the virus emerged.
The Ministry of Health said on Friday that the vaccine meets the “strict safety, efficacy and quality standards” of the UK drug regulatory agency. The UK has ordered 17 million doses to be delivered this spring.
“Vaccines are the key to getting us out of this pandemic, and today’s news is another important step towards ending the blockade and returning to normal life.”
To date, the UK has vaccinated 1.5 million people with Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines. It plans to vaccinate about 15 million people by mid-February.
At the time of authorization, the demand for such help is growing.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said on Thursday that the pressure on hospitals in London and South East England is so great that a temporary on-site hospital will be opened at the ExCel London Conference Centre next week. .
The hospital is one of several hospitals that provide help during the pandemic in the spring, but the usage rate is not high.
Stevens said: “The entire London health service is being mobilized to the best of its ability, but the increase in infections and hospital admissions is what the entire country must control.”
The number of virus-related deaths recorded in the UK reached the highest level in the worst days of the pandemic. On Thursday, government data showed that 1162 people died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.
The total number of virus-related deaths in the UK is 78,508. According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the United Kingdom has the highest number of COVID-related deaths in Europe and the fifth highest number of deaths worldwide.
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