Everyone in the UK is wondering when the lockdown will end, but scientists have issued a new warning.
The rules are currently expected to be slowly relaxed across the country as more people receive the vaccine.
As a result, MPs have shared their determination to relax some restrictions before the summer.
However, some scientists warn that doing so would be a bad decision.
Lockdown end: British scientists have issued a strong warning on Boris Johnson
Even with the launch of the vaccine, scientists are warning that around 130,000 people could die from Covid in the next year and a half.
The results published by Sage after The sunsuggest there could be up to 750 deaths a day in England by November this year.
Scientists believe there will be around 20,000 more people in the hospital to fight the virus.
In the UK, a total of 3,911,573 have tested positive for the bug since the pandemic began.
At least 111,264 have lost their lives.
Warwick University researchers warned that caution should be exercised in the coming months.
They said, “We see that even with the highest intake possible and the fastest vaccination program, complete relaxation by the time schools return in September would still lead to significant more illnesses.”
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Matt Hancock expands COVID mass testing
Health Secretary Matt Hancock spoke in the House of Commons earlier this week (Feb.2) about his coronavirus testing expansion plan.
Eight locations have already been identified as potential hotspots for the new variant.
As a result, tests are being offered to residents of Woking in Surrey and Walsall in the West Midlands.
Those at Maidstone in Kent and Tottenham, Hanwell and Mitcham in London can also be tested.
In the east, tests are offered to people living in Broxbourne. In the meantime, in the Northwest it will affect those who live in Southport.
Parts of Bristol and Liverpool have now also been identified.
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Those living in any of the 10 areas must stay at home unless it is “absolutely necessary” to leave.
Mr. Hancock said, “Working with local authorities, we’re going door-to-door to test everyone in these areas.
“Mobile test units are being used that offer PCR tests for people who have to leave their home for work or other important reasons.”
“In the areas where this variant has been found, we do additional testing and sequence any positive test,” he added.
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