EFE.- Nadeem Zahawi, head of vaccination against Govt-19 in the United Kingdom, was “confident” that everyone over the age of 50 in the country would be vaccinated “by May” this Sunday, and that nearly a thousand people would be vaccinated.
“I hope to reach our goal of vaccinating the four most vulnerable groups (…) by mid-February, and our goal of protecting groups one to nine by May,” Zahawi told the BBC in an interview.
Until last Friday, when the executive’s spokesman revealed the same news, the government limited itself to mentioning that the first nine priority groups would be vaccinated “for the spring.”
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Jahawi considered this a “difficult” goal because “many of the most medically vulnerable have to be contacted by their GPs, some unable to travel.”
The politician also pointed out that the fight against different types of Govt-19 may require annual vaccinations or “autumn reinforcements”.
The words of the head of vaccinations coincided with the announcement of the British government, which today indicated that more rapid tests would be provided to detect the corona virus in the workplace for employees who are unwilling to work from home during imprisonment.
Those tests, which are available to companies with more than 50 employees, will give results within 30 minutes.
Health Minister Matt Hancock called on companies to accept the administration’s offer to “prevent the spread of the virus” at a time when the country continues to record a high number of daily outbreaks.
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According to the latest official data, the country recorded 18,262 new positives and 828 deaths from the virus in 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 112,192 since the outbreak.
“When you consider that one in three citizens has the virus and shows no symptoms and the others may be unknowingly infected, it becomes clear why it is necessary to focus on testing for those who have no symptoms,” the minister said. EFE