North East UK news June lockdown easing 'in doubt' due to rising Indian variant cases, warns expert PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said that as long as the government’s ‘four tests’ have been met, they will “absolutely” go ahead with the June 21 easing.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! An expert has warned that the final stage of the lockdown roadmap is "in doubt" following a rise in the Indian variant of Covid-19. Microbiologist Professor Paul Hunter told the BBC that there could be a “huge number of cases by June” after a surge in cases of the new variant, the Mirror reports. The expert said the UK may be able to “weather it” however if hospitalisations and cases start to rise in the vulnerable and elderly, the planned date for the final step in the easing of restrictions was “now in doubt.” Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said that as long as the government’s ‘four tests’ have been met, they will “absolutely” go ahead with the June 21 easing. He said: “We will share the data with the nation, to demonstrate that those tests have either been met or otherwise. That is what data, evidence-driven policy is about.
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. He told BBC Breakfast this morning: "The multigenerational household trials, in Luton and in Slough and elsewhere, have been good, they have been successful, which is why I think it's a tool in our armoury." On why it was not being implemented now, he said: "The clinicians will make those sorts of recommendations, the decisions, and we will flex the vaccination programme accordingly." The minister also confirmed that Monday's easing of restrictions will still go ahead. He said: "We think that the road map for Monday remains in place, because the vaccines are delivering, and vaccines are keeping people out of hospital and, of course, away from severe infection."
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