UK lowers COVID alert level, citing declining cases

British health officials lower the country’s virus alert level from 5 to 4, saying case numbers are falling and are less of a threat to the state-run National Health Service.

The UK’s chief medical officers and the medical director of NHS England say they have agreed “the UK alert level should move from level 5 to level 4 in all four nations,” as cases are “consistently declining” and the threat of the NHS “being overwhelmed within 21 days has receded.”