Coronavirus update UK: Brits could soon hug loved ones again under new plans

University of Oxford researchers say domestic and social bubbles could allow Brits to kiss their loved ones again soon after months of abuse when they were locked up

Investigators came up with ideas that saw that Brits wished to kiss their friends, family and romantic partners and reunited with their loved ones.

People can be allowed to kiss family and friends as long as they are within two meters of strangers, according to experts.

Researchers at the University of Oxford say that approving these measures will not hurt the ongoing battle against coronavirus after many have experienced loneliness during the closed months.

Experts have developed three scenarios that will enable people to interact more closely with each other, including domestic and social bubbles.

Britain’s closure continues to keep loved ones separate as the official coronavirus death toll closes to 40,000.

Yesterday the World Health Organization noted that the UK recorded more daily deaths than 27 EU member states, according to the report.

The figures prompted a new alarm – just hours after Boris Johnson said he was “proud” of the UK’s response to the virus.

In the meantime, the British Medical Association (BMA) has called for a face port to be compulsory for public transport and everywhere people cannot travel after the government said they would be required for public transport only after June 15.


Brits can be allowed to kiss family and friends – if they live 2m away from strangers

Experts have created three scenarios that will allow people to see their loved ones on a regular basis without risking a second Covid-19 wave. Measures include public bubbles

Brits can be allowed to kiss family and friends as long as they keep their distance from strangers, according to experts.

Researchers at the University of Oxford say that approving these measures will not harm the ongoing battle against the coronavirus.

Experts create three scenarios that will enable people to interact more closely with one another.

The first involves everyone in one place allowing for intimacy.

The second will restrict communication with friends and colleagues, while the third view will involve a social bubble, a strategy that other countries have tried.

The bubble can allow homes to see other people from different cities, as long as they can keep up to two meters without outsiders.
Explaining how the three suggestions would work, researcher Dr Per block told the Sun: “In the first scenario, it can be done that you meet people who live in your area, to extend the activities of your interaction with a block or two away from your home.

“Second, the idea is to ask yourself – who are the people you interact with regularly?
“So you might have a group of friends, or you have a family that includes your parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and you try to limit the involvement of these groups.

“The third scenario is very similar to what has been referred to as public bubbles, basically maintaining the attachment to the same people.”
Dr. Block added that it would be a disaster if the public was completely open, but the current rules of public initiation are unnecessarily strict, so keeping in touch at least while being smart can be a nuisance.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Science Advisory Group for Emergency (Sage) have previously discussed ideas around social bubbles.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Brits could meet up to six other people in the park or private gardens, as long as they maintain their social isolation.

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