What’s happening in the UK: A plan to live with COVID-19 will be launched next week, with online university courses cancelled and prices rising


Today, let’s review the latest developments in the UK. First, the UK will further launch its co-existence plan with COVID-19. The government will gradually remove free testing and quarantine subsidies from next week.The main aim is to reduce the cost of spending from about £15 billion now to around £1.3 billion.It will be cut by about 90% at first.This means that from February 21 onwards, there may be no more quarantine subsidies and no follow-up of close contacts.However, if they are positive, they are advised to stay at home and not go to work in public places, although they do not need to be quarantined.After March 31, the government will no longer provide free rapid testing for asymptomatic patients, and will no longer provide free PCR testing for the general population, except for vulnerable groups and people in hospitals and high-risk Settings.As far as the government is concerned, it’s pretty much a done deal that Britain will co-exist with COVID-19.In terms of specific infection data, 47,685 new cases and 158 deaths were reported yesterday, a decrease of 25% compared to the past seven days. However, the total number of tests is also decreasing. The daily number of tests is about 90w, and this figure will be further reduced after February 21.After all, free testing is gone, and so is tracking data.You may not even know if you’re Yang.In terms of vaccination, The UK is now almost full, with 91.4% for the first dose, 84.9% for the second and 66% for booster shots.Vaccinations will begin in April for children over the age of five.According to the latest figures from the Health and Safety Office, on February 18th, the rate of infection in England is back between 0.8 and 1.0.That number means that for every 10 infected people, eight to ten others will be infected.It is also worth noting that a new case of Deltacron, a combination of the Delta and Omicron variants, has been discovered in the UK.It is not confirmed whether this variant will be more transmissible.2. UK universities: The government is now stopping the provision of horizontal flow measurement rapid detection equipment to universities in England.Normally, students and staff at universities are expected to get rapid tests twice a week, even if there are no coronavirus symptoms on campus.But the kits currently available for testing expire on Friday, and there are no plans to renew them.This means that if students want to take the test, they will have to go to the pharmacy and buy it themselves.Then there are online courses, where British schools have made further adjustments.Now universities in the UK, such as Sheffield, will continue to offer online distance courses from February 7th to 28th.But starting March 1, the school will require students to take offline classes or be advised to take a leave of absence.Resume offline courses for the next year.That is to say, after the UK starts to coexist with COVID-19, most schools will fill their offline courses directly.And no new online courses.After the language class may not accept line work, please get ready.If you take the language course, you may still need to provide THE IELTS score of UKVI to match the language class.This point must be prepared in advance, there is a plan to continue the network course in September this year, and then in the domestic work while reading the network course.It’s almost time to stop thinking that.Net course is estimated to be gone, you either line down to read, or gap adjusted.According to the latest UK price data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), British consumption is now at its highest level for nearly 30 years since January.The cost of living in the UK is at a new high, with food, clothing, housing and travel all rising to a certain extent.So people in major cities like London, Newcastle and Manchester started a new round of demonstrations with slogans like: Protest against the cost of living crisis, don’t pay for it, tax the rich and so on.To sum up: these are the latest developments in the UK in the last week or so, especially since co-existence, offline courses have been fully launched.If you are planning to study in the UK this September, you are advised to make corresponding preparations in advance.Especially in the case of the language class you just spoke and those two situations where online classes are not supported.In addition, according to the latest developments, the UK side has also cancelled the start-up visa of Tier1.There’s been a lot going on in England lately anyway.You can pay attention to those who are interested.

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