A large number of “closely connected” employees in the UK are quarantined
A large number of “closely connected” employees in the United Kingdom are isolated from supermarkets and gas stations cannot supply goods
According to the latest statistics of the British government on the 24th, in the past 24 hours, there have been 31,795 newly confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United Kingdom. Said that due to “technical reasons”, other epidemic-related data needs to be released later. Based on the data on the 23rd, 5,669,770 cases have been diagnosed in the UK; on the 23rd, 129044 cases had died within 28 days after the diagnosis.
A large number of “closely connected” employees quarantined supermarket gas stations without supplying goods
Recently, the outbreak in the UK has rebounded sharply, and the number of confirmed cases has surged. People who have been isolated at home due to close contact with confirmed cases have also followed Soaring. In many supermarkets, restaurants and gas stations in the UK, large numbers of employees are isolated from home, and there is a serious shortage of staff at work. There are empty shelves in supermarkets, unmanned restaurants in restaurants, and no gas at gas stations, causing concerns.
According to the current British public health system “National Health The monitoring and tracking mechanism operated by the system, once a person is found to have been in close contact with a person infected with the new crown, the person will be notified by mobile phone to stay at home for 10 days.
And with the more infectious ” The “Delta” mutant strain is raging, and the UK has seen an average of more than 40,000 newly diagnosed cases per day in recent days, entering a new round of epidemic peaks. In this case, more and more people are notified of home quarantine. According to statistics from the “National Health Care System”, during the week from 8th to 14th of this month, nearly 620,000 people in England and Wales received self-isolation notices.
Many large supermarket chains in the UK 22 The Japanese warned that as more and more employees received notices of home quarantine, many stores could not find the personnel to transport, sort and put the goods on the shelves for a while, and the situation of inventory bottoming and empty shelves in supermarkets had appeared.
And some gas station operators also confirmed that Many truck drivers are unable to go to work due to home isolation, causing some gas stations to run out of stocks, and soon there will be no gas to sell. Earlier, BP stated that due to the isolation of many truck drivers and gas station employees, many gas stations under BP could not supply gas and had to be temporarily closed.
In response to these problems, the British government on the 22nd It is announced that the home isolation policy will be adjusted, stating that some employees of supermarket warehouses and food manufacturers “if they can provide a vaccination certificate or a negative nucleic acid test certificate”, they do not need to be isolated at home even if they have had a “close contact” experience. However, the scope of this exemption does not include supermarket store employees.
Previously, due to insufficient medical staff, the British government It has been announced that under special circumstances, vaccinated medical staff can be exempted from isolation and continue to work after they have been in close contact with patients with new coronary pneumonia.