British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that people should live with the Corona virus in the long term just as they do with the flu with a vaccine available, adding that there are no problems with supplies affecting the doses at the present time.
“The only reason I can say … we must learn to live with Covid as we live with influenza … in the long term, of course, is because we have this program for vaccination and the ability to develop our vaccines,” he told Parliament.
Johnson has said that the British people should continue to work from home wherever possible until the government finishes a broader review in the coming months of social distancing and the use of masks.
“We will have four reviews. One will assess the amount of time that we need to maintain social distancing and the use of masks. This will also provide guidance on home work that should continue where possible until this review is complete,” Johnson told Parliament.
The review will be completed before the start of the final phase of the government’s plan to ease the general isolation measures to confront the outbreak of Covid-19, which is scheduled to occur on June 21 at the earliest.
Johnson also told Parliament that the government will continue to take all necessary measures to protect the jobs and livelihoods of those who need support during the pandemic.
He said Finance Minister Rishi Sunak would announce the details when presenting the budget to Parliament on March 3.
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