Prime Minister’s Government Boris johnson To prevent the virus from getting out of control again, the UK is facing increasing demands to speed up the launch of the vaccine at the Kovid-19 hotspot.
Labor Mayor Andy Burnham of Greater Manchester has sought permission from the government to vaccinate all people over the age of 16 in Bolton, a city in north-west England, which has seen an increase in cases of young people over the past two weeks. . Conservative MP Mark Logan asked Johnson directly in the House of Commons if he would consider it.
“We are looking at all the possible solutions we are seeing in Bolton and elsewhere, one of which you describe, although it is not first on the list at this point,” Johnson responded.
As of Wednesday, under government guidelines, only people 40 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine, as well as those with an underlying condition, although some areas now offer people in their 30s.
But demands for a more localized approach to detection are increasing, along with escalation tests for better detection of viruses.
The emergence of hotspots goes against the broader trend in the UK, which has seen a dramatic drop in Kovid-19 infections in the UK in recent months and more than 50 million people have received at least one vaccine dose.
Johnson Announced on Monday that the next step to end imprisonment would be from next week, and that people could meet again indoors in pubs and restaurants.
However, government scientists have feared a mutation of the virus, first found in India, could be more permeable than the so-called Kent version, which launched a national lockdown in January.
Surge testing has already been implemented in Bolton, which has one of the highest rates in the India version.
Burnham said he wants the government to change the vaccination rules, so Greater Manchester, including Bolton, “can move faster than the age progression set by the government’s vaccine committee.”
Other regions in England had already made such requests, he said at a press conference on Tuesday. “It can reduce the risks of spread in communities where we are seeing more transmission.”
Matters of COVID-19 Bolton nearly doubled in seven days compared to the previous week, compared to the previous week, according to recent figures – a rate of 134 cases per 100,000 people.
Burnham said the outbreak is mainly affecting “young people, the working-age population”, many of whom have not yet been vaccinated.
Blackburn, north of Bolton, has also seen an increase in cases, recording 127 infections a week, more than two-thirds. The Derbyshire city of Irvash is currently England’s worst coronavirus hotspot after the school outbreak, with a rate of 187 cases per 100,000 residents.
The Department of Health and Welfare said that no decision was made about changing the way vaccines were implemented. “The order of priority is primarily based on age, which is the most important factor determining mortality,” the spokesperson said in an email.
Johnson’s spokesman, Max Blaine, told reporters on Wednesday that the government was monitoring the emergence of hotspots and covid variants.
Earlier, Environment Secretary George Eustice said that the government is unlikely to change course. “Once you start having complications, it becomes more difficult to give birth,” she told Sky News.