SNACK: Javed is ‘looking’ for possible solutions for people being asked to self-isolate with COVID | COVID politics news
Health Minister Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid, said he was considering an “appropriate, balanced and proportionate” approach to self-isolation when “people are under pressure from NHS enforcement”.
The adviser told Sky News he had spoken to Mr Javid about people’s “frustration” with the testing and tracking system, after reports that many people were deleting the app before the government’s planned July 19 deadline. easing the lockdown Date through the fear of being contacted.
Wednesday comes, for the first time since January, with more than 32,000 Corona virus cases Recorded in daily numbers.
The number of injuries is expected to increase as the number of injuries increases Remaining restrictions It was removed later this month.
Sky News understands that the Department of Health and Social Care is looking into the sensitivity of the app.
Sunak said the health minister was “aware” of concerns about how the app would work and suggested he was “looking” for possible solutions.
He also noted that there are “two systems” for contact tracing and that the majority of concerns “are about how the app works.”
“I have spoken to the Minister of Health about this and he is aware of the frustration people are feeling about it,” Sunak told Sky News.
“We have two different systems for testing and tracing: we obviously have the NHS, and we also have the app. I know most people’s concerns are about how the app works and the health minister knows that.
“The application is important to the majority of people who need to isolate numbers, as I understand it, and is looking at the most appropriate, balanced and appropriate approach to isolation in these circumstances.”
The chancellor also stressed the need for a “balanced approach” to self-isolation as issues remain high.
“I appreciate people’s frustration with this,” he said. “It’s part of what I call…what the prime minister has called a balanced approach.”
“We want to make sure that we move forward with the right degree of caution and I think what we hope people are looking at is the massive positive news about the removal of restrictions.”
His comments came as a study found that the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England continues to rise rapidly, recently doubling every six days.
According to new REACT study data, based on home swabs tests conducted by more than 47,000 people between June 24 and July 5, about 1 in 170 people contracted the virus during this period, or 0.59% of the population.
That’s four times higher than the study’s previous report when 0.15% of people, or 1 in 670, were infected, as of June 7.
In Wednesday’s PMQs, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer Boris Johnson warned it was “absolutely expected” that people had started deleting the NHS contact-tracing app to avoid “being stressed” and having to self-isolate.
“They’re doing it because they can see what’s going to happen down the track,” he said. “Now of course we are not in favor of that, but under his plan it is entirely predictable,” Sir Kerr said.
Johnson said the government was taking a “prudent approach” by “moving away from self-isolation towards testing over the next few weeks”.
Almost all COVID rules – including restrictions on the number of people who can meet together, legal requirements to wear face masks, and social distancing in pubs and bars – will be scrapped as part of the latest step of the roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions in England.
The move is scheduled for July 19, but the final decision on whether to move forward will be made next week.
If step four continues later this month, you’ll see:
• No more restrictions on social contact to allow people to gather in groups of any size
• Elimination of the ‘plus meter’ rule in almost all places, except for specific places such as airports
• All remaining businesses, including nightclubs, are able to reopen
• There are no capacity restrictions for large-scale events, such as sports matches, theater performances or concerts
• No more legal requirements to wear face masks in shops or on public transportation
• The government will no longer require people to work from home
• No more restrictions on the number of people able to visit residents in care homes
Labor accused the government of being “reckless” by seeking to remove the majority of measures at once and called for the mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport to be retained.