The United Kingdom government added 351 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, reaching 36,393 deaths

The United Kingdom recorded 351 new deaths from coronavirus COVID-19, up to a total of 36 thousand 393 deaths since the pandemic began, and it detected 3 thousand 287 infections, an increase compared to the 2,615 cases of the previous day.

The Prime Minister’s Government, Boris Johnson, maintains its roadmap to begin reopening schools in England as of June 1, despite the fact that some scientists and dozens of English municipalities see the measure premature.

The Executive Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) released a report today stressing that the tests “remain inconclusive” to determine the degree of “susceptibility” of children to COVID-19 and their “ability to infect” other people.

Still, the set of evidence it suggests that in both cases (in children) they are below adults ”, emphasize the experts.

An independent committee of scientists, chaired by former government adviser David King, warned for its part that it is “too early” to reopen the schools.

“By continuing with this dangerous decision, the Government is risking the Health of our communities and increasing the possibility of a second peak, “says King, who proposes to delay the calendar by at least two weeks to lower the lockdown.

According to a survey by the public chain BBC, 68 of the 99 english municipalities Those who answered the questions assure that they cannot guarantee that their schools will resume classes in three elementary grades on June 1, as recommended by the Executive.

The regions of Scotland and North IrelandFor their part, they have already announced that their schools will not reopen until at least August.

The British Government reported this Friday that the transmission ratio (R) of SARS-CoV-2 It is located in the United Kingdom between values ​​of 0.7 and 1.

The Prime Minister has stressed in recent weeks that this value, which determines the number of people infected by each coronavirus on average, is one of the indicators key to determine if you continue with the planned de-escalation schedule.

Johnson has stressed that keeping that value below unity will allow further relaxation of containment measures.

The interval between 0.7 and 1 is similar to last week, although it is above the one reported the previous week, when the ratio was between 0.5 and 0.9.

With information from EFE