COVID-19: Lockdowns an ‘absolutely last resort’ to combat coronavirus this winter, says vaccines minister | Politics News




Lockdowns through the winter will be an “absolutely last resort”, the vaccines minister has told Sky News.

Nadhim Zahawi said the government will instead rely on vaccines to shift COVID-19 from pandemic to endemic status.

He told Sky News: “Lockdowns will be an absolutely last resort.

“What we’re trying to do at the moment is to transition this virus from pandemic to endemic through a massive vaccination programme.”

Mr Zahawi’s comments came ahead of Boris Johnson announcing a winter plan later today to fight COVID-19, including booster jabs and flu vaccinations.



Sky News