Britain cancels vaccine passport plans for now – .

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Britain cancels vaccine passport plans for now – .


After months of cries of tyranny and discrimination sparked by speculation Britain would require vaccine passports to enter crowded places like shops and nightclubs, authorities said on Sunday that such plans had been scrapped, At least for the moment.

Sajid Javid, UK Health Secretary, said passports – in essence, the documentation proving vaccination against Covid-19 – was still “a potential option” for the future. “This should be looked at in combination with other measures,” he told the BBC on Sunday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to discuss the decision to drop the passport idea on Tuesday, and a government statement said he would also address the likelihood that Covid booster injections will be deployed soon and warn of ‘renewed challenges Coming this winter as flu season threatens to increase strain on the nation’s health system.

After capping new cases this spring, UK authorities lifted their last lockdown restrictions in July. But the country is now grappling with a late-summer wave, fueled by the Delta variant, and the seven-day average of new cases hit more than 36,000 on Saturday, a level not seen since after Christmas, data shows. from the British government. Two-thirds of the country is fully vaccinated.

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