Boris Johnson will announce Covid’s winter plans on Tuesday, explaining how the government will tackle the virus over the next few months.
He is expected to abolish some of the Coronavirus Act, but instead of focusing on vaccination instead, he resists the announcement of the winter blockade.
Deployment can be extended to children up to the age of 12, and booster jabs for the most vulnerable people could start as early as this month.
Here’s everything you need to know about the announcement.
What to expect from the Covid winter plan
The Prime Minister should abolish most of the Coronavirus Act, including the power to close the economy, impose restrictions on events and gatherings, temporarily close or limit access to schools, and detain infected individuals. Is expected.
He said last week: “Thanks to the efforts of the public, the NHS, and the incredible vaccination program, we have reached Step 4 of the roadmap and our lives have returned to normal.
“These extraordinary times required necessary but annoying measures, but I am determined to remove the forces we no longer need to protect the vaccine.
“I will soon embark on the next phase of Covid’s response.”
He is not expected to announce any further blockades, and instead plans to offer booster vaccinations to the most vulnerable people, perhaps this month.
Government scientists are also considering whether to provide vaccines to children aged 12 to 15 years.
Sunday email It is reported that the PCR test required before travel will be abolished and the second day test required after returning to Japan will be replaced by a cheaper immunochromatography test.
Senior government scientist said earlier Me The government has developed an emergency response plan for the October “firebreak” closure in case hospitalization continues at current levels and threatens to overload the NHS.
But Health Minister Sajid Javid said, “I don’t think that’s something we need to consider.”
On Monday morning, Professor Niall Ferguson, who modeled what helped Britain enter the blockade in March 2020, was asked if further blockages could be eliminated altogether.
He said, “I hope so,” but added, “Nothing can be completely ruled out.”
When is Boris Johnson announced?
The government has not set a specific time for the announcement on Tuesday. The prime minister is expected to speak at the House of Commons before addressing the country at a television press conference.
When these Covid press conferences took place more regularly, they tended to take place at 5 pm. This means it’s the most likely time for tomorrow’s announcement.
The press conference will be broadcast live on BBC News and Sky News.
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