Lord Frost has described England as the “freest country in the world” as he lauded the lack of COVID-19 restrictions, as the UK recorded nearly 45,000 positive cases on Monday.
Speaking at London’s Guildhall, he lauded the lack of coronavirus measures amid restrictions for unvaccinated people elsewhere in Europe.
Lord Frost said: “I am very pleased that a free UK, or at least happy England, is probably now the freest country in the world as far as the COVID restrictions are concerned.
“No mask rules, no vaccine passports. Be that way for a long time.”
It comes as the UK recorded another 44,917 coronavirus cases on Monday, the fifth day in a row that the total number of positive tests has exceeded 40,000.
The new figures bring the seven-day total to 292,417 cases, up 8.4 per cent from a week ago.
The number of deaths within 28 days of testing positive fell by 5.2 per cent from the previous week, with Britain recording 1,027 for the week.
Meanwhile, the total seven-day tally of Covid-19 deaths on death certificates stands at 1,194.
Another 880 people were hospitalized on Monday and 6,097 were admitted in the past one week, showing a small improvement over the past seven days.
This comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) was “very concerned” about the spread of the coronavirus in Europe.
WHO regional director Dr Hans Kluge has warned that half a million more people could die from the virus by March if countries continue “business as usual”.
“Covid 19 has once again become the number one cause of death in our region,” he told the BBC.
His remarks coincide with those of John Edmonds, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and member of Sage, who said Europe’s coronavirus scare should act as a “warning” to the UK as they asked those Was urged that they get fully vaccinated to get the jab.
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