London, Jul 5: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a press convention on Monday to set out plans for the ultimate step of the lockdown roadmap in England to give companies and the general public time to put together for the July 19 timeline, Downing Street mentioned.
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid will announce the plans for an end to all authorized lockdown restrictions from July 19 to Parliament. The authorities mentioned its plans will probably be data-driven and will probably be confirmed subsequent Monday on July 12, following a assessment of the most recent coronavirus infections and hospitalisations statistics.
Johnson has mentioned that he needs the final stage of the lockdown roadmap to be “irreversible” and has beforehand dubbed July 19 as “terminus day”.
“Thanks to the profitable rollout of our vaccination programme, we’re progressing cautiously by means of our roadmap. Today we are going to set out how we are able to restore folks’s freedoms once we attain step 4,” he mentioned.
“But I need to stress that the pandemic is just not over and that circumstances will proceed to rise over the approaching weeks. As we start to study to dwell with this virus, we should all proceed to rigorously handle the dangers from COVID and train judgement when going about our lives,” the prime minister mentioned.
Downing Street mentioned the most recent information from Public Health England (PHE) reveals that COVID vaccines are extremely efficient in opposition to extreme sickness and hospitalisation from the Delta variant, first detected in India. The evaluation suggests the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 96 per cent efficient, and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine 92 per cent efficient in opposition to hospitalisation after two doses.
As on Monday, there have been 27,714 new optimistic circumstances in England, with 331 folks had been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and there have been 1,611 sufferers in hospital.
The newest Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates present that one in 260 folks have COVID-19 in England.The authorities admitted that newest information and scientific modelling recommend that circumstances will proceed to rise as restrictions are eased, however the hyperlink to hospitalisations and deaths has been weakened due to the vaccination programme.
The UK prime minister is set to verify the principles across the present one-metre plus social distancing necessities, face coverings, and dealing from house, based mostly on the findings of the social distancing and certification assessment.
Johnson will reiterate that COVID will develop into a virus that “we study to dwell with as we already do with flu”, which signifies that hospitalisations, critical sickness and deaths from COVID will proceed, albeit at a a lot decrease degree than earlier than the vaccination programme.
“To proceed to obtain the absolute best safety in opposition to COVID, all adults are inspired to get two vaccine doses. As of 4 July, over 78 million vaccine doses have now been administered within the UK, and 63.4 per cent of adults have obtained two doses,” Downing Street mentioned.
The authorities can be making preparations to provide third “booster” doses to everybody aged over 50 and essentially the most weak to increase their immunity over the winter months, based mostly on interim recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and (*19*) (JCVI).
“Our crimson record border management regime, surge testing, group testing and genome sequencing are efficient methods of discovering and isolating new circumstances of variants and can proceed to be deployed,” Downing Street added.
It is extensively anticipated that each one restrictions are to be lifted and other people will probably be urged to train their private judgment on features comparable to face masks and social distancing in gatherings. Some medical doctors’ teams and scientists have referred to as for obligatory face masks in enclosed settings to proceed past July 19 whereas an infection charges proceed to rise.
The UK authorities was set to elevate all lockdown restrictions beforehand on June 21 however delayed the timeline by 4 weeks to enable additional vaccinations amid rising infections from the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Story first revealed: Monday, July 5, 2021, 14:17 [IST]