Britain is battling surging infections but is pinning its hopes on rapid immunisation to enable life to start returning ecsort some degree of normality by the spring. For the government to meet its goal of vaccinating more than 14 million people by mid-February, comprising the overs, camp chat swf clinically vulnerable — the elderly or with pre-existing conditions — and health and social-care workers, it needs to deliver 2 million shots a week.
The current rate is arounda day, Hancock said. Queen s vaccination driveSeven mass vaccination centres will open this week, supplementing almost 1, doctors surgeries and hospitals offering shots. Hancock said every adult would be offered a vaccine by the autumn.
Queen Elizabeth and her husband Philip, both in their nineties, have received vaccinations, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. Surging casesA highly transmissible new variant of the selrna is surging phx kelowna escorts Britain and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed a third national lockdown in England to try to stem the pandemic before the most vulnerable are immunised.
cranbrook escort Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have imposed similar measures. More than 80, people in Britain have died within 28 days of receiving a positive Covid test, the fifth highest official death toll globally, and over 3 million people have tested positive. England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Sunday the national health service in parts escorrt the country was facing "the most difficult situation anyone could remember".
Hancock did not rule out a tougher lockdown, saying he would "not speculate" on further restrictions, although he added that the "vast majority" of people were complying with current rules.