Latest coronavirus: Orange list restrictions could be lifted on July 19 with masks, WFH
Accines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said three in five adults in the UK have received their two covid vaccines.
Speaking at a press conference in Downing Street to discuss the adoption of the jab across the country, he also revealed that a third of young people between the ages of 18 and 24 had received a first jab and hailed the large number of young people who have stepped forward to get the jab.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has clashed with Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer at PMQ as speculation grows that Britons who have received both Covid vaccines could enjoy a quarantine-free vacation as early as July 19.
Under plans discussed by top ministers, official advisories against travel to Orange List countries would be dropped – opening summer vacations to Spain, France, Italy, Greece and the United States , according to the Daily Mail.
It comes as reports indicate that all Covid restrictions – including masks and social distancing – will end on July 19.
The government is expected to confirm on Monday that July 5 is too early to lift the restrictions, despite positive data, but the subsequent July date is expected to continue. At that time, the requirement to wear face masks on public transport and in stores will be replaced with guidelines advising people to wear masks in certain circumstances. Work from home and social distancing requirements will also be dropped.
Senior NHS executive calls on tech companies to help stop the spread of vaccine misinformation
A senior NHS England official has called on tech companies to help tackle the spread of vaccine misinformation on social media.
Dr Nikki Kanani, medical director of primary care, told a press conference in Downing Street: “We still need the help of the social media giants to get rid of this misinformation.
“It is incredibly unfair that anti-vaccines and the like trying to promote this horrible information, because it also puts your life, the life of your community, and the safety of our science at risk. I totally condemn this.
Public Health England expects existing vaccines to work against new ‘Delta plus’ variant
A senior official at Public Health England said she expects vaccines to continue to work against the new variant of the ‘Delta plus’ coronavirus.
Dr Mary Ramsay, responsible for PHE vaccination, said so far there have been only 41 cases found in the country.
“We are obviously around these cases, we will do improved testing and improved follow-ups,” she said at a press conference in Downing Street.
“I think we’re on top of the game. We continue to be vigilant.
“The right message is that what we expected with Delta is that the vaccines would always prove effective against the most serious disease and we expect the same for this other variant.
“There is also the possibility of having a different vaccine in the future and that is something that we will have to continue to monitor.”
Vaccination centers could close in “big final push” to roll out vaccines, minister says
Some vaccination centers could be closed during the “big final push” to roll out the vaccines to all parts of the community, Nadhim Zahawi said.
The Vaccine Minister said the rollout means you’ll “move your inventory to where you need it instead of it being in refrigerators.”
He said at a press conference in Downing Street: “It may mean that some vaccinations are suspended in favor of a mobile site or a walk-in center or elsewhere.”
Dr Nikki Kanani, NHS England Primary Care Medical Director, added: ‘Often it’s not that the centers are closing, it’s that the staff are busy vaccinating in other centers or are in fact members. a clinical team doing other parts of their daily work.
“It is a good reminder that NHS staff have continued to implement this vaccination program.
“We have achieved all the goals that have been set for us, but we also have to take care of our staff, so if you are traveling to the vaccination centers to get vaccinated, don’t forget to thank the staff who are there. . They do a phenomenal job.
Sadiq Khan hosts London summit to increase vaccine use in capital
London Mayor Sadiq Khan hailed the London summit called on to plan how to increase vaccine use in the capital.
He said: “Working with Nadhim Zahawi and NHS London, we are bringing together health, community and business leaders for a vaccine summit in London.
“It is crucial that all possible avenues are taken to ensure that all Londoners take both doses of the vaccine as soon as possible.”
Hospital admissions are growing at a much slower rate than the rise in Covid infections, according to Public Health England
Hospital admissions for coronavirus are increasing but at a much slower rate than the rise in infections, a senior Public Health England official said.
PHE immunization manager Dr Mary Ramsay told a press conference in Downing Street that new infections were between 10,000 and 11,000 per day.
She said: “It shows us proof that the vaccine works and it breaks the link between cases, infection and hospitalization.”
Minister “confident” that 66% of the population will have two strokes by July 19
He said he was “confident” that 66% of the adult population would have had two strokes by the 19th – the date set by the prime minister as the likely end of social restrictions.
Mr Zahawi said more than 14,000 lives have been saved by the vaccination program, while 44,500 hospitalizations have also been avoided in England – 2,500 in the past two weeks.
One in three 18 to 24 year olds have received their first vaccine since the program opened to all adults.
The press conference learned that one in three 18 to 24 year olds had received their first vaccine since the program was opened to all adults.
Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi said: “I was absolutely delighted to see videos of young people showing up at some of our major immunization events last weekend and I’m sure they will do the same on weekends. -end next.
“Enthusiasm makes a huge difference. We have already given the first doses to almost half of 25-29 year olds in England and only a week after the program opened to all adults on Friday a third of people aged 18-25 received their first dose. .
Minister announced London summit to boost vaccine uptake in capital
He said there were still “tough courses” on the road to recovery and more people still had to come forward to get the vaccine.
He said London had lower numbers for first doses and that a London summit would bring together experts and community leaders in the capital to “boost this crucial adoption” in the weeks leading up to the end of social restrictions.
Minister – less than one in ten hospitalized with the Delta variant had both injections
The minister said less than one in ten people hospitalized with the Delta variant had both injections, showing the importance of vaccinating people.
He said the four-week deadline to reopen would allow the NHS “time” to bite more people.
According to the Minister of Vaccines, three in five adults have now undergone both injections
Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said three in five adults received both vaccines as part of the vaccine rollout.
He said six appointments were booked every second when the vaccination program was recently rolled out to young people.
He said vaccines remained “our way out of this pandemic”.