Covid-19 regional restrictions are about to get tougher – Johnson

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British prime minister Boris Johnson warned that the country’s regional restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus will probably get tougher over the coming weeks as the UK reported a new record of daily infections.

Restrictions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are set by the regional governments while restrictions on England are imposed by the central government.

Johnson told the BBC stronger measures may be required in parts of the country in the coming weeks.

He urged parents to send their children to primary school on Monday if they are open in their area, adding he had “no doubt” schools were safe.

During the interview, Johnson mentioned the possibility of tougher restrictions, adding that the government had to be “realistic” about the spread of the new variant of the virus.

According to a study conducted by Imperial College London the new variant has a higher transmission rate that the coronavirus.

He said increasing vaccination would provide a way out of restrictions and that he hoped “tens of millions” would be vaccinated in the next three months.