Increase in cases Indian variant Gives Govit-19 Can force the government UK To postpone plans to remove most controls against the disease. The warning was issued by the British Prime Minister this Friday. Boris Johnson.
“I have to be honest with you that this new variation will be a serious obstacle to our progress,” Johnson told a news conference today. “That doesn’t mean you can’t go to stage 4 [da reabertura], But we must be careful. ”
The number of confirmed cases of the new Indian strain has risen from 520 to 1,313 in the last seven days, British health officials said. While there is no evidence that mutations can escape vaccines, there are indications that it could spread faster than the variant identified in the UK last year.
Johnson confirmed in an interview that the UK will accelerate the use of second-line vaccines for people over the age of 50 and members of vulnerable groups. He said today that the difference between the first and second levels for these groups would be reduced to 12 to eight weeks.
The United Kingdom wants to move on to Phase 4 of the mitigation plan on June 21, when all restrictions on the fight against the virus should be lifted. But the new Indian strain threatens Johnson’s proposed schedule.
British newspapers report that Johnson is exploring vaccine expansion in areas where Indian variability is high, rather than referring to regional locks, in addition to narrowing the gap between doses.
Boris Johnson – Photo: Don Kidwood / A.P.
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