“My instinct is that as the vaccine is rolled out, as the number of hospitalizations and deaths decreases, the British will feel that we don’t really want to go down that road,” said Sir Keir.
There were 233,828 second doses administered yesterday, compared to 176,063 first injections.
MP Gillian Keegan acknowledges self-isolation “can be overwhelming”
When asked if there should be a financial payment for those who need to self-isolate, Mrs Keegan told Sky News: ‘There is financial support to isolate which is £ 500 for the period. Obviously, one can wonder if it is enough or not, but there is a payment there, to support those who isolate.
“We’ve been working on this for over a year now, people have had to isolate themselves maybe several times. I’ve only done this once myself, but sometimes you will have to do it multiple times and it can be painful.
“But it’s important, we’re all in the same boat. We are vaccinating our way out of this situation, with great success. But we must be careful and we must always follow the guidelines. ”
Learning and Skills Minister says Test and Trace may not be “perfect” but “effective”
Gillian Keegan told Sky News: “9.6 million people have actually been found. We do millions and millions of tests a day.
“We also collect a lot of data from these tests, 6.4 million people have also been followed up with contacts.
“Is the system perfect? No it doesn’t, because it obviously depends on whether people do the right thing, on a test and it depends on the isolation of people if they are positive.
She added, “It’s not a perfect system, but it’s definitely an efficient system.”
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