7/11/2021, 10:24 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK minister confident in easing of measures on July 19

The United Kingdom's minister overseeing the country's vaccine program, Nadhim Zahawi, said on Sunday he is confident that plans to ease coronavirus restrictions in England will go ahead as planned on July 19.

"I am confident that we can proceed to step four, but cautiously," Zahawi told Sky News, adding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will likely confirm the plans on Monday.

Zahawi explained that the UK's successful vaccination program should lead to a relaxing of measures despite the impact from the highly contagious Delta variant. "We're seeing a rise in infection rates in this country, but also in Europe and elsewhere. The difference for us is that the vaccination program has been so successful," he noted.

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