translated from Spanish: Confinement in the UK until 2 December

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom, announced on Saturday that the country will return to strict house confinement for a month with the intention of stopping the wave of contagion and the advance of the coronavirus pandemic. The measure will enter into force on Thursday until 2 December. In this way it is hoped to protect the inhabitants of the country of Europe that recorded more than one million positive cases of Covid-19 so far this year. “If we don’t act now, we run the risk of having thousands of deaths a day in a few weeks,” the British prime minister said at a press conference while argued that if that happens it would be “a moral disaster” for the UK and country’s national health service. Johnson established that non-essential shops should remain closed during that time and the English will not be able to leave their homes except to buy food, go to the doctor, exercise or care for the elderly, the BBC reported. On the other hand, he confirmed that schools and universities will remain open.” We need to be humble in the face of nature,” the prime minister said at a press conference while defending the choice of local restrictions adopted in recent weeks across the European continent. While acknowledging “the costs of confinement,” Johnson, who suffered from the disease in the first person, invited the British population to “stay home” after learning about up-to-date data on contagion in his country: 1,011,660 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, with 21,915 new contagions in the past 24 hours. 

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