3/1/2021–|Last updated: 3/1/202111:41 PM (Makkah)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the government may tighten general restrictions as the number of Coronavirus infections continues to rise, while Kuwait announced the suspension of flights to and from Britain, due to the spread of a new strain of the virus there.
The number of Covid-19 infections in Britain has reached record levels, and cases are still increasing since the emergence of the new, more highly contagious strain.
In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Johnson said the restrictions “may unfortunately be tightened soon.”
“It is clear that there is a wide range of stricter measures that we have to consider,” he added.
For his part, the leader of the opposition Labor Party, Keir Starmer, said that Johnson should implement a general isolation at the national level within the next 24 hours.
“What we have learned is that the longer difficult decisions are delayed, the worse will happen in the health sector and on the economic front,” Starmer added.
A precautionary measure in Kuwait
On the other hand, the Kuwaiti General Administration of Civil Aviation said in a statement on Sunday that all airlines operating at Kuwait International Airport must abide by the following: “Based on the instructions of the health authorities in the State of Kuwait suspending direct commercial flights to and from the United Kingdom, starting from Wednesday 6 January 2021. “
The administration added that this measure is “temporary and until further notice.”
In general, flights to and from Kuwait Airport were resumed on Saturday, after being suspended from last Monday until Friday.
And many countries suspended flights between them and Britain after the discovery of the new strain of Corona virus.
America .. Trump doubts
On the other hand, two of the most prominent medical officials in the United States on Sunday rejected President Donald Trump’s allegations of inflating federal data on the number of Covid-19 infections and deaths in the United States, and both expressed optimism that the vaccination rate is increasing.
“The deaths are real,” Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC, noting that overcrowded hospitals and overworked medical personnel “are not false news, but fact.”
Fauci, as well as Jerome Adams, the chief American surgeon – who appeared on CNN in the State of the Union program – defended the accuracy of the Corona virus data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after it Trump questioned the approach the centers were taking.
Trump had written on Twitter, “The numbers of infections and deaths from the Chinese virus are greatly exaggerated in the United States because of the ridiculous method used by the government in determining them compared to other countries, many of which deliberately declare low and absolutely inaccurate data.”