- Boris Johnson has defended his government's handling of coronavirus roll out
- According to him, all vulnerable people have been offered a jab of the vaccination
- UK has been on partial lockdown which will last till March
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that for schools to reopen, the country must turn to data before making any decision.
The prime minister, according to BBC News also promised that his government would do everything possible to get schools back on March 8.
He disclosed this while giving updates on what his government is doing to get the people vaccinated.
“We’ll do everything we can” to get schools back on 8 March, but we need to “keep looking at the data”
PM Boris Johnson says the government needs to be "prudent" to see “progress that is cautious but irreversible”
Going further, he disclosed that all vulnerable people have been offered to get a vaccination jab.
Recall that the UK ordered a third national lockdown in the European country. Johnson confirmed the fresh lockdown order in a national address.
The lockdown was to begin immediately with citizens getting just 24 hours to prepare for the fresh restrictions.
The latest lockdown will last till March.
PM Johnson hopes that the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine could provide a way out of the lockdown by mid-February.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a report indicated that a coronavirus vaccine being developed in the UK to fight against COVID-19 has proved to be effective.
The news media reported that Oxford University and AstraZeneca announced their vaccine can prevent 70.4% of people from getting coronavirus.
According to the data released by the company, the coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective if a lower dose is used. Also, there are early indications it might also help stop the spread of the deadly virus.
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