Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that at the initial stage of the epidemic coronavirus his government underestimated the threat of an outbreak. He said this in an interview with the BBC.
In particular, the Prime Minister said that the government misjudged the extent of asymptomatic infection.
At the same time, he did not agree with the assertion that the quarantine in the UK was introduced too late and that this has led to additional victims. Johnson assured that the government has “learned lessons” and now the Ministers responded to the threat differently.
According to the head of the British government, the effectiveness of measures to combat the epidemic of the coronavirus yet to be assessed.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK is one of the most affected by the coronavirus countries in the world. In the United Kingdom confirmed almost 300 thousand cases of infection (ninth largest in the world), over 45 thousand of them were fatal (third largest in the world).
Johnson has suggested that the epidemic of coronavirus in the UK could be completed by mid-2021.