Too early to make decision on lifting restrictions – Hancock

It is too early to take a decision on June 21 to lift all Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions in England, said Matt Hancock.

The British Minister of Health made a statement to the House of Commons on the latest situation.

Mr. Hancock said, “It is too early to make decisions about step four, the roadmap has always been based on the data and, as before, it takes us four weeks to see the latest data between steps and another week to see the latest data. to make our announcement decision.

“So we will evaluate the data and announce the result for one week today, June 14th. I know these restrictions were not easy, and with our vaccination program moving forward so quickly, I am confident that one day freedom will return. “

Conservative former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt asked in the House of Commons, “Is the debate within the government now about a possible brief, temporary extension of restrictions to allow more people to get both stings, or a more permanent slowdown in the easing of restrictions? is a massive difference for all of our constituents in terms of what could happen in the announcement next week. “

Speaking to people in their late 20s and the elderly in need of vaccination, Mr Hancock said, “The best way for us to regain our freedoms and return to normal is for everyone to come forward and do the Jab gets.

“It is really important that we all come forward and do this because that is the safest way out.”

On June 21st, Mr. Hancock said, “The honest answer I will give to any question about this is that it is too early to say.”

He said the return to home freedom must be “protected at all costs”.

When asked by Chairman of the Conservative Transport Select Committee, Huw Merriman, Hancock said that restoring international travel in the medium term is an “incredibly important goal.”

Mr Hancock told the Commons: “It will be challenging, it will be difficult, because there is a risk that new variants and new variants will appear in places like Portugal which otherwise have a relatively low case rate.

“But the biggest challenge, and why this is so difficult, is that a variant that undermines vaccine efforts would obviously undermine the return to inner freedom and which must be protected at all costs.”

The SNP health spokeswoman Dr. Philippa Whitford previously said: “I note that the Secretary of State is still considering withdrawing all social distancing measures on the 21st option?”

Regarding giving greater freedom to people who have been double stabbed, Mr. Hancock said, “We are considering this issue for certification but it will be required for international travel but in this country we have moved together and everyone is treated equally treat us the same as the virus, and I would like to note that in Israel, where they made this proposal, they have now also removed it. “

Mr Hancock began his statement by saying, “Tomorrow we will mark six months since the world started vaccinating against Covid-19 at Coventry Hospital, and in that time we have vaccinated over 40 million people and two billion here in the UK Cans have been dispensed across the UK Globe.

“To date, 76% of adults in the UK have been vaccinated at least once and 52% of adults have had two vaccinations. The pace of vaccine introduction has been exceptional, on this Saturday alone the team delivered over 675,000 vaccinations and I am happy to announce that we will start offering vaccinations to people under 30 from this week, which brings us closer and closer Aim to have a vaccine available to all adults in the UK by the end of next month.

“From tomorrow morning we will open the vaccination for people between the ages of 25 and 29 years. Later this week the NHS will text people in these age groups and of course GPs will invite people on their list to come forward. “

The main announcement during the statement was that people over 25 in England will be asked to have the Covid-19 vaccination from tomorrow.

It comes just hours after First Minister Mark Drakeford said that all adults in Wales will be offered a coronavirus vaccine by next Monday.

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