—Our four-step plan meant we were able to open up the economy in the summer. Some said it was a mistake – I think it was the absolutely right decision. We will probably, hopefully, without complacency, be the first major economy in the world to demonstrate how vaccines can move from pandemic to endemic, Zahawi told LBC radio.
Meanwhile, on Monday it was reported that 44.9 thousand people had been detected in the last 24 hours. Coronavirus infections and 45 deaths from Covid-19. This means that Monday is the fifth consecutive day on which the balance of detected infections exceeds 40,000. and it is the first such series in a month. Although the number of infections in Great Britain has been increasing again in the last two weeks, the percentage increases are not as high as they are currently taking place in many countries of continental Europe. Moreover, after the lifting of the restrictions in July, the daily balances of infections, contrary to fears, did not come close to the level of 100,000.
In the UK, almost 112.3 million vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered so far, of which 50.8 million are the first doses, 46.2 million – the second, and 15.3 million – the third and booster doses. This means that at least one was adopted by 88.3 percent, and both by 80.3 percent. residents over 12 years of age.
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