LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a media briefing on COVID-19 on Wednesday as he faces a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks and outrage on his party over restrictions on citizens.
Britain, with the highest number of official deaths in Europe, reported 7 143 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest number of deaths to date, and 71 deaths, the worst ever since July.
Johnson, who was due to apologize after confusing local laws, is facing outrage from his Conservative party over major limitations in the history of the era of peace that is destroying the economy.
“The price we can’t pay is that we will not contribute to parliamentary democracy and the rule of law to fight the virus – these things are very important,” said Steve Baker, one of the party’s leading terrorists.
“We need prior approval of measures, major national measures and a regional level that undermines human freedom,” Baker told the BBC ahead of a debate in the House of Commons on Johnson’s COVID-19 measures.
Large swathes in the United Kingdom and tens of millions of citizens are below the local limits brought in to try to reduce the second wave of COVID-19 infections. The country has reported that more than 42,072 people have died from the virus – the fifth death toll in the world.
While Johnson battled both the COVID-19 and the disagreements between the parties, economic damage was revealed: The United Kingdom economy fell by a record 19.8% in the second quarter of 2020 – more than any other major developed economy.
The United Kingdom is borrowing more than at any time since World War II when unemployment soared and some businesses complained that Johnson’s ban was killing a livelihood.
Johnson, who became seriously ill earlier this year with COVID-19, says the virus must be controlled otherwise death and economic damage will make it less serious.
But a series of non-governmental measures, a lack of consolidation and growing fatigue in regulation have fueled erratic growth – and further confusion – with the COVID-19 restrictions.