COVID-19: Nadhim Zahawi Says October ‘Break Fire’ Restrictions May Be Introduced If Reinforcement Program Does Not Execute ‘Well’ | UK News

COVID-19: Nadhim Zahawi Says October ‘Break Fire’ Restrictions May Be Introduced If Reinforcement Program Does Not Execute ‘Well’ |  UK News

But, posting on social media on Tuesday, the Department for Education said: “It is not true that the government is planning a lockdown or firebreak around the October half term.” He added that while a full lockdown is unlikely and would be a last resort, some measures could be introduced and the school half-term could also be extended to two weeks in late October if the NHS is pushed to the brink of capacity. And Downing Street denied there is a plan to put in place a so-called “firebreak” lockdown in October if there is a new surge in COVID-19 cases.

It comes after the i newspaper reported that the government is planning October ‘firebreak’ restrictions if coronavirus hospital admissions stay high. Image:
Reports have suggested the school October half-term could also be extended from one week to two

A senior government scientist and Sage member reportedly told the paper that the UK is about to enter “an extended peak” of infections and hospitalisations which could force ministers to re-introduce restrictions over the school half-term period at the end of next month. But he warned that the “one-way road towards sustaining the opening of the economy” will only happen “if we do that well”.

“The upward pressure on infections is as, obviously, we have reopened the economy to pretty much as close to normal as you can get.” Image:
Booster jabs would work like the annual flu jab, which helps protect vulnerable people from getting the virus during the winter months “So the vaccines have actually allowed us to reach an equilibrium with the virus in the sense that they have prevented over 100,000 deaths, many, many millions of infections and of course hospitalisations as well,” the vaccines minister said.

Speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News, Mr Zahawi did not confirm or deny whether he would endorse an October firebreak if hospitalisations for COVID-19 remain high. “No, it is not true that the government is planning a lockdown or firebreak around the October half-term,” the PM’s official spokesperson said.

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