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UK may lift COVID-19 restrictions in spring 2021 – Secretary  


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UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Tuesday told Sky News that the government would start lifting COVID-19 restrictions in spring 2021 after enough vulnerable people are vaccinated.

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“When enough people, who are vulnerable to COVID-19, have been vaccinated, then, of course, we can lift the restrictions,’’ Hancock said adding that the government expects this to happen in spring 2021.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Tuesday that the United Kingdom was starting vaccination against coronavirus, expressing gratitude to the National Health Service (NHS), volunteers and all those following safety rules.

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Earlier, the UK became the first country in the world to grant emergency use approval to a candidate vaccine produced by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German firm BioNTech.


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