Cabinet will meet today to discuss Covid restrictions in England, minister confirms

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the latest coronavirus numbers in the UK and what possible changes to restrictions are needed in England.

Vaccines and Public Health Minister Maggie Throup said this morning Plan B “is working” and said ministers would discuss any new measures today.

When asked if the government is listening to health professionals and is ready to introduce further restrictions, she told Sky News, “As the Prime Minister said yesterday, we have Plan B, which is people who work from home Covid pass, face coverings and of course the vaccine program, which is so, so important. “

She added: “Plan B is working, as you can see from the number of hospital admissions, there are far, far fewer than at that time last year and that is also so important for the vaccines to work, the measures for the work of at home. ”are at work.

“The Prime Minister said Plan B is working and there will be a cabinet meeting today and I see no reason why we need to change. It is important that we follow the data. “

Another 157,758 laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases were registered in England and Scotland at 9 a.m. on Monday, the government said.

Scotland recorded the highest number of daily cases to date, while no numbers were reported for Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday night.

The government also announced that an additional 42 people had died in England within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK has now registered 174,000 deaths with Covid-19 mentioned on death certificates.

After the cabinet meeting, Plan B’s measures to fight the coronavirus are due to be reviewed when MPs return to parliament on Wednesday.

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