UK economy minister rules out another UK lockdown despite surge in cases

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak.
EFE

Rishi Sunak believes vaccination with a booster dose against Covid-19 will prevent another lockdown in England, despite the sharp increase in infections recorded in recent days.

The minister insisted on this in an interview published on Saturday in the “Times” newspaper. There can be no return to “great economic constraints”, although experts warn that the NHS (NHS, for its English acronym) could be overwhelmed by Covid cases this winter.

According to the latest official figures, Yesterday, the United Kingdom recorded 49,298 cases of Covid-19 and 180 more deathsBut on Thursday, it counted 5,2009 cases, which is the first time that the country has crossed the 50,000 mark since last July.

Scientists are calling Back some restrictions, such as the mandatory use of masks on public transport, shops and other enclosed spaces in England, according to Efe.

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 stage to control the virus and avoid disrupting economic activity.

“I think we are in a very different place than we were a year ago because of the vaccines. There is intense protection and this changes things. This is our first line of defence,” he added.

The minister insisted that the government You see “none” to indicate the need to close another.

According to the media, the government considers Pre-vaccination with a booster dose Against Covid-19, for which More than 50 and vulnerable groups.

CEO of Boris Johnson arranged a plan in England for immunization with a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna, Six months after receiving the secondBut the media indicated that the authorities are considering reducing this waiting period to five months.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to implement the so-called emergency plan B, which will reintroduce Mandatory use of masks in certain places and the recommendation to work from home.

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