The already successful rollout of Covid vaccines in the UK is set to get a boost next month when the country receives its first shipment of the Moderna sting.
More than 500,000 doses of the new American vaccine will complement the supply of Pfizer and Oxford AstraZenca shots.
This will allow the program to expand the range of jabs for under-50s. according to the mail on Sunday.
This is expected to start in just three weeks.
However, the nation has been warned not to waste the profits made against coronavirus before the lockdown is significantly relaxed to allow for greater freedoms outdoors.
NHS England National Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis said Covid-19 still has the ability to “cause significantly more chaos and disease,” citing concerns about new variants.
He issued the warning of groups of up to six or two households able to socialize again in parks and gardens when the outdoor sports facilities reopened and the home stay order ends in England on Monday.
Previously, Boris Johnson said he was concerned about the prospect of rising coronavirus infection rates but saw “absolutely nothing in the data” to stop the lockdown from being relaxed.
The Prime Minister acknowledged that cases could spiral again as restrictions are relaxed, but said the “main difference” this time around is that the surge in prevalence should be “sufficiently mitigated” by the successful introduction of vaccines .
Prof. Powis said the outlook “looks vastly better and more positive” but the easing “doesn’t mean the job is done”.
“We have made tremendous strides that we must build on and not waste the profits we have made,” he wrote in the Sunday Telegraph.
“We have to keep our cool and get on the line so everyone can safely and quickly return to their normal lives.”
Meanwhile, the UK planned to offer Ireland 3.7 million thrusts, in part to ease lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland, according to the Sunday Times.
It would be the first time Britain exported shocks to the EU and the newspaper told a cabinet minister that it was a “stab in the eye” for Brussels amid a string of deliveries.
During a discussion at the Conservative Spring Virtual Forum on Saturday, the Prime Minister said that a “third wave” was emerging in parts of Europe and that “bitter experiences” had taught him that this could hit Britain “three weeks later”.
But he added, “There is much promising evidence that many people who might be vulnerable are now protected from death and serious illness. That is my hope, my guess.”
Mr Johnson remained optimistic that his roadmap to easing England’s restrictions can continue, saying there was a “good chance” of allowing non-essential retail reopening on April 12, if hairdressers are scheduled to reopen.
“In just a few days, I’ll finally be able to go to the hairdressers,” he said in a speech that followed.
“But more importantly, I’ll be able to walk down the street and carefully but irreversibly, I’ll have a pint of beer in the pub.
“And from today’s perspective, I can’t see anything in the data that is stopping me from continuing on our path to freedom, unlocking our economy, and getting back to the life we love.”
Government data through Friday showed 29,727,435 people in the UK had received a first bump, up from 411,305 the previous day.
The government said another 58 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the total in the UK to 126,573.
In Wales, lockdown restrictions were relaxed when the “stay on site” requirement was dropped on Saturday and people were allowed to stay in standalone vacation rentals.
An easing of the lockdown in England will take place on Monday, when the stay at home order ends and groups of up to six people or two households can meet outside.