Status: March 20, 2021 5:32 p.m.
Great Britain is one of the corona hotspots – now reporting great success in the fight against infection: every second adult has already received at least one vaccine. Are there any signs of easing quickly?
Health Secretary Matt Hancock shared the happy news in a video on Twitter: “I’m so glad to say we’ve half vaccinated all adults in the UK right now.”
26.8 million people were vaccinated with the first dose. Received a good two million second injection. Great Britain relies on an interval of about twelve weeks between the first and second dose.
At the same time, Hancock appealed to his comrades to get vaccinated. This is “the way out of this plague”.
The problem is from the child to the forerunner
The epidemic situation in the former EU member states has improved significantly, since the catastrophic situation in January, many intensive care units were still burdened. The seven-day event is 59 cases per 100,000 population. Experts attribute this not only to the severe locking that is still in place, but also to the great progress made in the vaccine campaign.
Possibility of relaxation
As progress in the fight against the epidemic progresses, locking operations are also expected to be relaxed soon, according to Hancock’s announcement: “There are no signs of progress here as planned,” he told Sky News.
When asked about the threat of a third wave epidemic, Hancock said the government would be vigilant to protect the country. However, the health minister warned that rising infections in Europe could lead to a delayed resumption of travel. The government did not want to comment much on the concrete opening until April 12.