By the 26th of this September, 23 colleges and universities announced that new confirmed cases appeared in their campus, including universities in Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. According to British media reports on the same day, more than 3,000 college students have been quarantined because of this outbreak. Among them, almost 1,700 students self-quarantined at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The British parliamentary education selects committee chairman Robert Hafton said, the health and well-being of students is “the first priority”. He called on the government and its team of scientific advisers to develop epidemic-prevention policies that would reassure students and parents, and warned that confining students to school over the Christmas period would cause “immense suffering”.
On 26th local time, around 15,000 “anti-mask, anti-blockade” protesters rallied and marched in Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park in central London. Nearly 15,000 protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park in central London for an “anti-mask, anti-blockade” rally. They refused to wear masks and criticized the government's epidemic-prevention measures, which they said should not be used to restrict social interaction.
The protesters carried banners declaring the new coronavirus outbreak a “hoax” and the blockade policy a “tyranny”, with some placards reading “My body, my decision”.
Although the British government in the middle of this month has begun to implement a six-person social gathering ban, but the demonstration is not in the "six-person ban" within the constraints of the scope. In addition, the latest data released by the UK Department of Health on the 26th show that over the past 24 hours, the UK new coronary pneumonia confirmed cases 6042, has been four days in a row, more than 6,000 confirmed cases, is the highest level since the outbreak of the UK in March.
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