Birmingham news Lockdown 'WILL end on June 21 because vaccines work against Indian variant' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Business Secretary said there was "nothing in the evidence" to suggest the Indian variant could evade the Covid-19 vaccines rolled out in the UK
Breaking News ! Lockdown WILL end on June 21 as planned because the Covid vaccines are working on the Indian variant, according to a minister. The Business Secretary said there was "nothing in the evidence" to suggest the Indian variant could evade the Covid-19 vaccines rolled out in the UK. Kwasi Kwarteng told Sky News: "(Health Secretary) Matt Hancock said yesterday very clearly that he had a lot of confidence that the vaccination does work against the Indian variant. "But of course we can't definitely prove anything until we've eased up and we see what the actual data shows, and that's why we've got a degree of flexibility. "But there is nothing in the evidence now that we've seen that suggests that the vaccine isn't very effective against the Indian variant." On lifting the roadmap, he said: "It's always going to be a balance and that was the whole point of the roadmap. Read More Related Articles UK set to be colder than Scandinavia with washout weather forecast Read More Related Articles UK death toll rises by 7 as Indian variant threatens lockdown lift "I know and I hear it every day, the immense pressure hospitality and retail has experienced. "There's a huge amount of anxiety, jobs, people want to open up the economy again so they can get trading again and get back to normality again. "I completely understand that.
." On June 21, he added: "I think it's very likely to happen. I think the vaccines are working against the Indian variant.
"There's nothing I've seen, and there's nothing the PM has seen up to now that suggests we're going to delay that 21 June date. "There are risks in this and we can't guarantee everything will be fine. What we can do is look at the data and make judgments according to the data. "So far so good. I'm confident we'll be able to get to June 21 and open up normally but I can't guarantee that now."
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