September 18, 2021

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Britain offers the opportunity to vaccinate all adults

Britain offers the opportunity to vaccinate all adults

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – The British government has announced that it will offer all adults in the country the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the BBC reported on its website on Sunday.

88% of adults in the UK have already received the first dose of the vaccine. About 68 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the goal of vaccination has been achieved. He called it “Extraordinary Success”.

In February, Johnson told the BBC that the first dose of the vaccine would be given to all adults by the end of July. Health Minister Sajid Javed said last month that the government wants to vaccinate two-thirds of UK adults by July 19.

The British Ministry of Health has announced that it has not yet decided whether to allow 12- to 17-year-olds to be vaccinated.

In the UK, they will release most of the restrictions imposed on the epidemic from Monday, the BBC recalls. However, the move has been criticized by many health experts, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern.

Neil Ferguson, a British epidemiologist who was one of the British government’s advisers on corona virus infections, told the BBC the figure would reach 100,000 new cases a day. He added that the number of hospital admissions would increase to 1,000 a day.

Professor Ferguson recalled that school holidays begin next week in the UK, which will increase the number of contacts and the spread of infection among adolescents. However, he says it is difficult to predict the exact numbers.

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Operations in Scotland will ease from Monday, but there will be restrictions on encounters, robberies and return to work, the BBC reported.

On Saturday, the United Kingdom recorded 54,674 new Covid-19 cases and 41 deaths from those tested positive in the last 28 days. Britain also registered more than 50,000 new cases on Friday.