The roadmap out of lockdown is finally here, but the government is warning the British to continue to be cautious – especially when it comes to grandparents.
Jenny Harries, assistant chief physician, spoke on Downing Street Wednesday afternoon (February 24) and warned viewers to be careful when hugging.
Embrace the warning in the roadmap from the lockdown
Speaking at the press conference, she said, “I would encourage children not to leave just yet … Even if their grandparents have been vaccinated, don’t hug them too much until we are absolutely certain of the effects of this vaccination.
“We just have to take a stable course.”
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Dr. Harries assured viewers that she was certain that the introduction of the vaccine would reduce coronavirus transmission.
However, she pointed out that the evidence for its effectiveness is still in the early stages.
“Of course”, to want to hug relatives
Dr. However, Harries said she knew it was “absolutely natural” for everyone to want to be close to loved ones again after months of separation.
By February 24, more than 18.2 million people in the UK had received the first dose of the vaccine.
Until we are absolutely certain of the impact of the introduction of this vaccine, we just need to follow a steady course.
Elsewhere in today’s press conference, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson endorsed Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s commitment to the current plan to end the lockdown and insisted that it is the right one.
There have been suggestions that the lockdown could be eased earlier, including from epidemiologist Prof. Neil Ferguson.
Gavin Williamson supports the current roadmap
On Downing Street, however, Gavin Williamson confirmed that there are “no plans” to “move” the current schedule.
It follows that June 21, the government’s goal to lift all restrictions, be a public holiday.
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PM Boris Johnson announced the date in his four-step roadmap earlier this week.
And with the end of the social restrictions hopefully in sight, calls have been made to make June 21 a national holiday.
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