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UK approves third vaccine with London hospitals on edge – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

Between December 30 and January 6, the number of patients in London hospitals grew by 27%, from 5,524 to 7,034, and the number of patients on mechanical ventilation grew by 42%, from 640 to 908, according to City Hall.

According to Khan, the London Ambulance Service is receiving about 8,000 emergency calls every day, up from 5,500 on a busy day for healthcare.

The forecasts of the British situation are not encouraging. Even if the number of COVID-19 patients increases following the lower projections, by January 19 there will be a deficit of 2,000 intensive care beds in London hospitals, according to information provided by the public health service to hospital officials and leaked Thursday by the Health Service Journal.

“One in 30 Londoners now has COVID. That is why London Public Services is urging all Londoners to stay home, except for absolutely essential shopping and exercise,” said London City Council Chair Georgia Gould.

To try to stop the importation of cases, on Friday they announced that from next week all travelers arriving in England and Scotland, including residents, will have to present a negative coronavirus test carried out in the previous 72 hours, although this does not It will exempt them from respecting a 10-day quarantine according to their country of origin.

Those who violate the rule may be immediately punished with a fine of 500 pounds ($ 678).

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