UK’s COVID-19 alert level lowered from four to three

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UK’s COVID-19 alert level lowered from four to three

The UK’s coronavirus alert level has been lowered from four to three, the chief medical officers said.

Level 3 is considered to be “in general circulation” and there could be a “gradual relaxation of restrictions” while Level 4 saw the virus in general circulation and that transmission is high or rising exponentially.

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Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary said the change was “a big moment for the country”.

The decision to reduce the alert level came after a recommendation by the Joint Biosecurity Centre, the chief medical officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland said.

The UK’s chief medical officers said in a stament:

“There has been a steady decrease in cases we have seen in all four nations, and this continues.

“It does not mean that the pandemic is over. The virus is still in general circulation, and localised outbreaks are likely to occur.

“We have made progress against the virus thanks to the efforts of the public and we need the public to continue to follow the guidelines carefully to ensure this progress continues.”

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