Britain abolishes emergency power and allows government to close the country

The emergency CCP virus power that allows the British government to shut down the swath of the British economy will be abolished, the government said on Sunday.

The controversial UK domestic vaccine passport introduction plan was withdrawn on the same day.

In a statement released Sunday, the government said Prime Minister Boris Johnson was expected to abolish some of England’s emergency powers from next week’s Coronavirus Act 2020.

“No longer needed” powers include closing the economic sector, applying restrictions to events and meetings, interfering with education and childcare, extending the time limit for emergency warrants, or detaining infected persons. Includes permissions to do.

It is expected that some authority will remain, including the authority to give sick leave to those who are isolated from day 1 instead of day 7. Instruct the school to remain open if closed against government guidance. To help the NHS get the urgent resources it needs. “To protect the most vulnerable from infection and control the spread of variants.” According to the statement, there remains a legal requirement to quarantine if the test is positive.

Since March 2020, England has experienced three waves of national and “gradual” regional blockades, resulting in many unemployment and permanent closures of many businesses. The school was closed for months and the exam was canceled for the second consecutive year. Social interactions such as attending events and protests and meeting family and friends were also illegal for several months.

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A pint of beer sits in a pub bar in Liverpool city center on October 13, 2020, before the bars, gyms and clubs in Liverpool, England, are closed. (Christopher Furlong / Getty Images)

Johnson said the “abnormal era” during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic “needed necessary but intrusive measures.”

“However, I [sic] It removes the power that is no longer needed to protect the vaccine, “the statement said.

The Prime Minister attributed that progress to “the efforts of the public, the NHS, and our extraordinary vaccination program.”

Liberal Democratic Party internal spokesman Alistair Carmichael said the government should abolish the coronavirus law altogether.

In response to Health Minister Sajid Javid’s announcement that the government has withdrawn plans to introduce vaccine passports to night clubs and large-scale events, Carmichael said, “Our citizens against the Liberal Democratic Party and these very illegal things. It was a victory for all the activists who stood up for freedom, and an infeasible plan. “

“After this unavoidable U-turn, the Conservatives must now understand what it means and completely abolish the unnecessary and strict coronavirus law,” he added.

The expected abolition of power is part of Johnson’s fall and winter plans to manage the CCP virus pandemic.

The government said the plan would rely on the CCP virus vaccine as a “front line of defense,” along with other means such as new therapies, tests, and the UK’s world-leading mutant surveillance system.

Studies have shown that the vaccine does not stop the spread of the CCP virus, but it is very effective in preventing serious illnesses caused by existing variants of the virus. Long-term safety data for vaccines will be available after some time, but health officials around the world believe that the potential benefits of vaccines outweigh the potential risks, according to the available data. increase.

According to the government, as of September 9, nearly 90% of the UK population over the age of 16 received the first dose of the CCP virus vaccine, and more than 80% received both.

People with immunodeficiency are offered a third dose of the CCP virus vaccine as the first dose.

The Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI) will make final recommendations on booster programs next week.

Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said on Friday that the UK should donate vaccines to other countries rather than using them in booster programs.

Pascal Soriot, CEO of AstraZeneca, also states that there are not enough clinical data to suggest whether booster shots are needed.

JCVI refused to recommend mass vaccinations aged 12 to 15 years for health reasons on September 3, but the UK Chief Medical Officer will seek advice based on a wider range of considerations. Has the task of consulting with other professionals.

Asked when the Chief Medical Officer was ready to give advice, Javid told Sky News’s “Sunday Trevor Philips” that he believed it wouldn’t take long, but wouldn’t push them.

“They need time. Naturally, that’s independent advice. They need time,” Javid said.

“I don’t think it will take that long, but in the meantime, I asked the school and the school’s vaccination team to start preparing. In case a situation arises where their advice is recommended. If the government accepts it, I just want to be able to move it forward. “

Lily Zhou