According to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, more than 1.3 million people in Great Britain have now been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Johnson particularly highlighted the fact that around half of those vaccinated are from the over-80s age group, which is particularly at risk. “In two to three weeks, we will have a high level of immunity here,” the government leader told reporters in London today.
With more than 60,000 new CoV infections, the country of 66 million people reported another daily record today. “More than two percent of the population is infected,” Johnson said. Clinics are currently treating 40 percent more people than at the peak in April 2020, he said, adding that people understand the government therefore has no choice but to impose a new lockdown with wide-ranging curfews and school closures. Parliament is expected to approve the measures tomorrow.
Johnson announced that by mid-February, a total of 13.2 million people from the most vulnerable groups should be vaccinated – the elderly and nursing home residents, medical personnel who are particularly exposed to the virus, and high-risk patients. Nationwide, 1,000 vaccination centers would soon be ready in doctors’ offices and clinics, Johnson said.
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