British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned his fellow countrymen that they may need to be vaccinated more often because the coronavirus mutates. “I think we should get used to the idea that we are going to vaccinate and then revaccinate in the fall when we are dealing with these new variants,” he said in Parliament, according to British media.
The spread of new, additional infectious variants of the virus is being monitored with concern worldwide. The British Government has announced far-reaching measures to counter them outside. Travellers from risk areas must be quarantined in a hotel at their own expense from Monday. Breaking the rules can be punished by a hefty fine or imprisonment of 10 years.
Johnson defended his policy in parliament Wednesday. There, opposition leader Keir Starmer accused him of overturning the coronation policy at the assembly line, but that sufficient action has still not been taken to prevent corona variants at the border. The Prime Minister opposed British border policy being among the most stringent in the world.
“ People need to understand that on a normal day of the year, about 250,000 people are living in the country,” said Johnson. “We have reduced that to 20,000, of which 5000 are involved in the import of essential products such as medication and food.”