UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said Britain should be able to resume the blockade on the dates set on the government roadmap.
In a CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus briefing aired Wednesday, the Minister of Health said:
“This means we can follow the roadmap, and we always check the data,” he added.
“As far as the next step is concerned, this is within a few weeks and we will continue to monitor the data, but as of today, we are on track for Step 3 on May 17, which is good news. “
According to the roadmap, Stage 3 will start by May 17, with pubs and restaurants open indoors and cinemas and hotels reopening.
Hopefully all legal restrictions on social contact may be removed as early as June 21st.
When asked why Britain did not obey the United States, health regulators said the latest science meant that people who received two doses of the vaccine could meet freely, Hank said the government together He said he decided to move.
“As you know, in the fall we moved to different parts of the country, depending on the rates seen in those areas. This had some advantages, but the case in less restrictive areas. “There was also the drawback of this occurring,” said Hancock, referring to a step-by-step approach in which different regions exist under different levels of restrictions.
“So we made the decision when we all wrote a roadmap that worked together, and I think it’s very widely supported,” he said.
At the same briefing, Professor Jonathan Van-Tham, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the United Kingdom, believed that meeting fully vaccinated people was “incredibly safe,” but “now not perfect. “.
“For two people who have been vaccinated twice and both have been vaccinated at least 14 days after the second vaccination, it is very safe for them to actually meet if they have a reliable vaccine. I’m pretty sure, “Vantham said.
Regarding when that could happen in the UK, he said:
He warned that no one under the age of 42 was vaccinated, except for healthcare professionals, who were clinically very vulnerable, “the vaccine could be slightly less effective.”
“I know this feels very appetizing and very close, and it can sometimes be frustrating for people, especially those who take two doses,” he said.
“But you need to make sure you don’t have to go back about this again and keep the line a little longer.”
Hancock, 42, received the vaccine Thursday morning from Vantam at the Science Museum in central London.
A recent study by Public Health England showed that a single dose of either the Pfizer / BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccine could reduce the risk of CCP virus infection by up to half.
Hancock said this is the “first concrete evidence” of how the vaccine reduces the transmission of COVID-19 in the home.
“We are investigating whether the second dose will have an even greater effect,” Hancock said Wednesday.
Vaccine Minister Nadim Zahawi told the BBC Radio 4 Today show Thursday: [percent] Almost two-thirds of the UK’s adult population receive a single dose and one-quarter receive two doses. “
“There’s a lot of really good (there), but you need to be careful and keep checking the data … but the good news looks good on May 17th, June 21st too. “Zahavi said.
PA and Alexander Zhang contributed to this report.