‘Masks still expected beyond July 19’

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Meanwhile, the country has been reporting a sharp rise in the infection rate. New cases now stand at over 34,000 a day, it was reported…reports Asian Lite News.

People in England are expected to continue wearing face masks in enclosed spaces from July 19 even though the legal requirement to do so would be dropped, Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Sunday.

Ministers are considering exempting fully vaccinated National Health Service (NHS) staff in England from having to self-isolate if they are traced as a Covid contact.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that most coronavirus restrictions are set to end on July 19 as part of the final step of England’s roadmap out of the lockdown, despite warnings from scientists that lifting all restrictions at this stage will increase likelihood of dangerous variants.

Meanwhile, the country has been reporting a sharp rise in the infection rate. New cases now stand at over 34,000 a day, it was reported.

Nearly 87 per cent of the country’s adults have been inoculated with their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while over 65 per cent have had their second jab, according to the latest figures.

Ministers are considering exempting fully vaccinated National Health Service (NHS) staff in England from having to self-isolate if they are traced as a Covid contact.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said that from Aug. 16, people in England who have received two doses will no longer have to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

To bring life back to normal, countries such as Britain, China, Russia, the US as well as the European Union have been racing against time to roll out coronavirus vaccines.

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