‘Signs of an early wave’: UK struggles with unlocking measures amid Third Wave fears, World News
As the UK prepares to ease the lockdown on June 21, scientists across the country have warned that a third wave of the coronavirus may have already started in Britain.
Last week the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said the country “we may have to wait” although it claimed that there is nothing in the data to suggest a deviation from the roadmap, however, he added that “this new variant could pose a serious disruption to our progress, we will do whatever it takes to ensure public safety. “
The British Department of Health had earlier warned that the B1.617.2 variant was spreading “more and more rapidly” in the north-west of England and parts of London.
At least 75% of the UK population has received at least one vaccine dose and about 50 percent received both injections.
The British vaccination program has been launched in the older age groups with the aim of vaccinating all adults by the end of July.
The UK had reported more than 3,000 new coronavirus infections for the fifth day in a row Sunday.
British Minister for Vaccines, Nadhim Zahawi said: “We have to be careful, we have to look at the data and share it with the country.”
“Are the infection rates too high that we can’t continue because there are too many people going to the hospital? I don’t know the answer to that, but we’ll find out with a little bit. lucky June 14, “vaccines the minister told British media.
Amid the uncertainty surrounding the reopening, the government adviser and professor microbiologist Ravi Gupta called for a delay in unlocking measures as there were signs the UK could face a potential third wave of COVID-19.
Professor Gupta, speaking on the BBC radio program, said that although the cases may be low, it could be “signs of a early wave “ while adding that he feared that the vaccination program “could be a false sense of security”.
(With contributions from the Agency)