Great tool. Faced with a very tense situation for several weeks, the United Kingdom tightened the conditions for entry into its territory on Monday.
To fight against these variants (British, South African …), the country actually takes 3 hours from this Monday, except for the obligation of a negative test, a quarantine of 10 days for all arrivals from abroad. The exemption is thus suspended for the least affected countries. According to the Sunday Times, the government is considering checking arrivals at hotels at its own expense or even using geolocation and facial recognition.
At the same time, and with the same purpose, the United Kingdom is also expanding its vaccination campaign against coronovirus to people over 70 years of age. The government has set a target of vaccinating more than 70 million people by mid-February: over 70, residents of retirement homes and their carers, as well as front-line health workers. .
“140 vaccines per minute”
While vaccination has targeted targeted homes, more than 80 and medical personnel, vaccination centers now have the necessary supplies and capacity to begin vaccinating people 70 and older. Extremely vulnerable people, ”the Health Ministry announced in a statement.
According to health officials, the United Kingdom eliminates the heaviest toll in Europe with over 89,000 deaths, due to a variant of 70% more infectious viruses. Since the beginning of the crisis of the plaintiffs’ very late start, very quickly, the advice of scientists was ignored, with the government of conservative Boris Johnson focusing his efforts on mass vaccination to get out of place imprisonment. Has been
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The Prime Minister welcomed that “140 vaccines per minute” are administered in the country, with his Health Minister Matt Hancock insisting that half of the 80 had already been vaccinated. Since the campaign began on 8 December, more than 3.8 million people have received their first dose of the vaccine in Britain, the first western country to begin the process.