London. Great Britain wants to offer all adults in the country a vaccination against the coronavirus by the end of July. “We want to offer all adults a vaccination by the end of July, this will help us to protect the most vulnerable faster and to be able to relax restrictions,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday after a government release.
To date, more than 17 million people in the UK have received a first corona vaccine, almost one in three adults.
Due to early and extensive orders, Great Britain has fewer delivery bottlenecks than the EU countries. In addition, the United Kingdom wants to give surplus vaccine doses to poorer countries – but only when the British are vaccinated.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) criticized this and called on the country to dispose of a certain proportion of the available vaccine doses already now – as suggested by French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron.
Despite the rapid progress in vaccination, the way out of the lockdown should take place “carefully and in phases,” said Johnson. On Monday, the prime minister wants to announce his plans for the first easing, which, among other things, should enable some private meetings outside and individual visitors in nursing homes. Returning children to schools is also a top priority for his government.