On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will put down his plans to oversee the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming winter months, declaring a decision to throw out the introduction of vaccine passports and steps to end some emergency powers, as per the reports by Reuters.
Johnson, being in action from some in his governing Conservative Party for increasing taxes to secure a health and social care crisis, looks set to try to settle those critics by throwing out the plans to introduce passports despite an increasing number of coronavirus cases.
“He did not anticipate more lockdowns and that the vaccine passports would not be introduced in England, as the government depends instead on vaccines and testing to defend the public,” said Health Minister Sajid Javid, Speaking to Sky News. “Now that we’re entering autumn and winter … the prime minister this week will be setting out our plans to manage COVID over the coming few months and in that we will be making it clear that our vaccine program is working,” Javid added.
According to the BBC, Javid is not expecting any more lockdowns in the future but would consider, that the government would not permit people with vaccine passports for attending any kind of mass events and he wanted to “get rid of” PCR tests for travellers as soon as possible. Javid added “the government would remain “cautious”, but “the vaccine program, our testing program, our surveillance program, the new treatments, this is all our wall of defence and whilst there’s a lot of viruses around, it is working.”
Whereas Johnson said in a statement, that this extraordinary time requires essential measures, but he is set on throwing away any powers we no longer need because of our vaccine defences.
Labour’s health policy chief Jonathan Ashworth informed Times Radio, that they know the winter is going to be challenging the NHS is fearing the worst winter in living memory, they know they’re going to have more flu and respiratory problems. “We need to prepare our NHS for the winter,” added Jonathan Ashworth.