British Economy Minister Rishi Sunak believes a booster vaccination against Covid-19 will prevent another confinement in England, Despite the significant increase in injuries recorded in recent days.
In an interview published on Saturday (23) in The Times, the minister insisted there could be no return to “great economic restrictions”, although experts warn that the British Health (NHS in English) could be overwhelmed this winter. .
According to the latest official data, the UK recorded 49,298 Covid-19 infections and 180 more deaths yesterday, but as of Thursday it had 52,009 cases, the first time the country had broken the 50,000 mark since last July.
Scientists are calling for some restrictions to be brought back, such as the mandatory use of masks in public transport, shops and other enclosed spaces in England.
The independent authorities of the other British territories – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – decide on their own actions.
Sunak added that the country is in a new phase to control the virus and avoid disruption of economic activity.
“I think we are in a very different place than we were a year ago because of the vaccines. There is broad protection and this changes things. This is our first line of defence.” The minister stressed that the government does not see “anything” indicating the need for another blockade.
According to the media, the government is planning to anticipate booster vaccination against Covid-19, which people over 50 and vulnerable groups are entitled to.
Boris Johnson’s CEO hit a plan in England to vaccinate with a third dose, of Pfizer or Moderna, six months after receiving the second dose, but the media indicated that the authorities were considering reducing the waiting period to five months.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is refusing to implement the so-called Plan B or emergency, which would make the mandatory reuse of masks in certain locations and recommend working from home.
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