Coronavirus UK latest – Brits enjoy summer holiday boost but cases surge could delay lockdown, expert warns
SUMMER holidays in Europe are back on the cards for Brits due to the success of the vaccine rollout, reports have claimed.
Countries with a strong jabs rollout are set to be exempt from the EU’s blanket entry ban – bringing hope to millions of Brit sunseekers this summer.
A senior EU official said the UK will “certainly” be one of the first foreign nations allowed back in under its vaccine passport scheme, possibly from June.
Boris Johnson is poised to lift the ban on people leaving the country for hols from May 17 – but there are fears they could still be barred from the continent.
Meanwhile, an expert has warned that a surge in coronavirus cases could delay Boris Johnson’s road map out of lockdown.
Professor Adam Finn, from the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), today warned that as lockdown is relaxed, cases would naturally rise.
His comments come after Mr Johnson last night addressed the nation at a Downing Street press conference.
He warned that it was likely the UK would experience a third wave, possibly in the winter months.
Prof Finn agreed with the PM’s point regarding a third wave in the UK and said the models point to a “summer surge in cases”.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning he said: “The models that we’ve seen on JCVI clearly point to a summer surge in cases as the lockdown is relaxed, because there are still many people in the adult population who’ve not been immunised and who will therefore start to transmit the infection between each other.”
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