The British health authorities took measures on Tuesday against the further spread of the so-called delta variant of the coronavirus.
This mutation first appeared in India and is now increasingly taking hold in the United Kingdom. The situation is currently most worrying in the Manchester area and parts of Lancashire.
Measures taken there include increasing testing capacity, source research, isolation and maximizing the vaccination campaign, Health Minister Matt Hancock said in The Guardian. Soldiers will help. In the highest risk areas, regulations for unnecessary travel are also returning.
In Bolton fire, northwest of Manchester, wearing face masks in secondary schools was again made mandatory last month and travel movements restricted.
As a result, the number of new infections there decreased. Elsewhere in Greater Manchester and Lancashire, however, infections are increasingly being identified, which is reason to intervene there too.