Johnson accelerated vaccination programme

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the end of July, the British Government wants to have given a first corona vaccination to all adults who want it. The previous target was September, but Prime Minister Johnson says he wants to speed up the vaccination program.

This will help us to protect the most vulnerable people faster and facilitate measures more quickly, said Johnson in a statement. According to him, the way out of the lockdown has to be done carefully.

On Monday, Johnson will announce details of easing, but it is already known that schools are likely to reopen in the short term. Residents of nursing homes are also allowed to receive visits again.

17 million British

At the beginning of the pandemic, Johnson was still criticized because he waited relatively long with measures. That would have resulted in an unnecessarily large number of victims. However, with the vaccination, the British are much faster than other countries.

So far more than 17 million British people have received a first vaccination, almost one in three adult inhabitants. According to Reuters, the United Kingdom is in third place worldwide, behind Israel and the United Arab Emirates.