A record 618,903 notifications of exposure to coronavirus and the need to quarantine were sent in the second week of July by the NHS COVID-19 app used in England and Wales.
Approximately 619,000 notifications are about 17 percent. More than the previous week, when the half-million mark was first breached. Of this number, approximately 607.5 thousand. An alarm was sent in England, and 11.4 thousand. in Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own applications and are therefore not included in this data.
In addition, in the second week of July, there were almost 428 thousand. People have been notified by phone by the Infected Contacts team that they have been in contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with coronavirus and needs to be quarantined.
The growing number of people being sent into quarantine – what the media has dubbed the sound of “pingdemia” – is increasingly impeding the normal functioning of the state. Several supermarket chains, including the largest – Tesco, Sainsbury, Co-op and Lidl – have admitted this Due to staffing problems with its suppliers and in the stores themselves, there may be temporary difficulties in the delivery of some goods, and several British newspapers on Thursday published pictures of empty store shelves. BP reported that due to delivery problems, some stations were running short of fuel, and a small number had to close temporarily.
The National Council of Police Chiefs acknowledged Thursday that the high number of absenteeism from some police departments in the country is affecting their ability to respond quickly to summonses. In addition, senior politicians are in quarantine – Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, Health Minister Sajid Javid and Opposition Leader Keir Starmer.
Referring to the staff shortage affecting more and more industries, Business Minister Kwasi Quarting announced that On Thursday, a list of key personnel who will be served if vaccinated will be presented of quarantine commitment, If they have had contact with an infected personBut it was required to be very short. As of Tuesday, the British government said there would be no automatic exclusion for all major occupations, but that companies would have to apply individually for such an application. At the same time, Kwarteng called to panic not to buy goods in stores.
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