All those traveling in the country require a quarantine, while the UK expanded its coronavirus vaccination campaign on Monday (18) to include people over the age of 70.
Particularly affected by a variant of the virus, which, according to health officials, would be 70% more contagious, the country causing the most 89,000 deaths from Kovid-19 in Europe.
The nurse carries a vaccine bottle from Pfizer in the UK. – Photo: Jacob King / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is largely focusing its efforts on vaccination, hoping to suspend third imprisonment in early March.
- Britain decides to stop passengers from Brazil, Portugal and 14 other countries due to new Coronavirus version
Since the vaccination campaign began on 8 December, More than 3.8 million people were vaccinated with the first dose.
The ban of travelers from 16 countries in Britain will start this Friday (15)
So far, residents over the age of 80, nursing home residents and their carers, and health professionals working along the front lines have been considered, but by Monday, other areas of the population will also be vaccinated.
The Ministry of Health has announced in a note that vaccination of the first groups will continue to be a “priority”, but vaccination centers will start vaccinating “those 70 and highly vulnerable people”.
The government wants four priority groups, ie 15 million people, to be vaccinated by mid-February.
For the vaccination program to reach more citizens, the government decided to wait 12 weeks to apply the second dose.
In addition, to prevent the arrival of new variants of Coronavirus, the country imposes 10 days of imprisonment on all those who arrive outside the country on Monday from 4 am local time.
Measures that combine the obligation to present a PCR test with a negative result upon arrival. The exception in force has also been abolished, at least for the affected countries.