The UK is on a steady course out of the pandemic and another lockdown is unlikely, a leading scientist has said.

Professor Neil Ferguson said he believed the country, which has given more than 50 million Covid vaccinations already, is on the right track.

Read the latest news and updates on India's Covid emergency.

Prof Ferguson, who sits on the government’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), also said that data on falling Covid cases, hospitalisations and deaths was encouraging.

He told the BBC that while another lockdown “can’t be completely ruled out”, he has become increasingly “optimistic” over recent months.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 23: People eat and drink in the spring sunshine as pandemic lockdown restrictions ease in Manchester's Northern Quarter on April 23, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. on April 23, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)© 2021 Getty Images MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 23: People eat and drink in the spring sunshine as pandemic lockdown restrictions ease in Manchester's Northern Quarter on April 23, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. on April 23, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
It comes as ministers said that further lockdown easing will go ahead in England if the data supports it.

On Tuesday, the government’s coronavirus dashboard revealed that 1,946 new infections had been recorded, as well as four deaths within 28 days of a positive test across the UK.

SRC: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/another-coronavirus-lockdown-unlikely-in-uk-says-leading-scientist/ar-BB1gmiq8?ocid=msedgntp

Guest

Another coronavirus lockdown unlikely in UK, says leading scientist. (COVID-19)

19 views
0

The UK is on a steady course out of the pandemic and another lockdown is unlikely, a leading scientist has said.

Professor Neil Ferguson said he believed the country, which has given more than 50 million Covid vaccinations already, is on the right track.

Read the latest news and updates on India's Covid emergency.

Prof Ferguson, who sits on the government’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), also said that data on falling Covid cases, hospitalisations and deaths was encouraging.

He told the BBC that while another lockdown “can’t be completely ruled out”, he has become increasingly “optimistic” over recent months.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 23: People eat and drink in the spring sunshine as pandemic lockdown restrictions ease in Manchester's Northern Quarter on April 23, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. on April 23, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)© 2021 Getty Images MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 23: People eat and drink in the spring sunshine as pandemic lockdown restrictions ease in Manchester's Northern Quarter on April 23, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. on April 23, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
It comes as ministers said that further lockdown easing will go ahead in England if the data supports it.

On Tuesday, the government’s coronavirus dashboard revealed that 1,946 new infections had been recorded, as well as four deaths within 28 days of a positive test across the UK.

SRC: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/another-coronavirus-lockdown-unlikely-in-uk-says-leading-scientist/ar-BB1gmiq8?ocid=msedgntp

Uploaded to 1 week ago

Edit or resize any image by clicking the image preview
Edit any image by touching the image preview
You can add more images from your computer or add image URLs.
You can add more images from your device, take a picture or add image URLs.
Uploading 0 image (0% complete)
The queue is being uploaded, it should take just a few seconds to complete.
Upload complete
Uploaded content added to . You can create a new album with the content just uploaded.
Uploaded content added to .
You can create a new album with the content just uploaded. You must create an account or sign in to save this content into your account.
No image have been uploaded
Some errors have occured and the system couldn't process your request.
    or cancelcancel remaining
    Note: Some images couldn't be uploaded. learn more
    Check the error report for more information.
    JPG PNG BMP GIF WEBP 7.5 MB