British Health Minister Matt Hancock said that the “delta” version of the Corona mutant, which is rapidly transmitted in the Kingdom, is 40 percent more likely to spread compared to other mutant variants in the country.
Matt Hancock acknowledged Sunday that the increase in Delta cases could delay the government’s plan to lift most of the remaining lockdown restrictions on June 21.
He added that he would not rule out the continuation of measures such as placing masks in public places, and working from homes where possible.
Optimism that Britain is able to end the pandemic has subsided in recent weeks due to growing concern that the infection will spread again due to the “Delta” strain.
The authorities have recorded more than 12,400 injuries to “Delta” so far in the United Kingdom.
Friday also recorded 6,238 new infections with the Corona virus, the highest rate since late March, and the number fell on Saturday to 5,765.
On Sunday, the authorities said they would start providing a coronavirus vaccine to people under the age of 30 starting this week, in the hope that it would help combat a renewed surge in infections.