Covid, London has second thoughts: no to the Green pass. “Passed the threshold of 80% of vaccinated”. In Scotland, on the other hand, it starts from 1 October

After the confusion about the obligated subjects and the flight of some RSA workers, the British government of Boris Johnson rethinks it and renounces the idea of ​​introducing the anti Covid Green pass in England. This was announced by the Minister of Health, Sajid Javid, according to which it would be useless to “do something just to do it” and it no longer appears necessary to adopt this restrictive precaution in the context of the island, albeit in a much more limited form than the measures put in place by other countries, including Italy.

The measure, according to advances, should have been approved by the end of September and impose the obligation of vaccination certification (or a negative test) in order to access only English nightclubs, discos or mass events (concerts, shows, sporting events), as established from 1 October so far by Scotland alone. However, Javid has informed the BBC that the final decision of the central Tory government, responsible for the health emergency in England, is now not to proceed anymore. “I am pleased to be able to say that we will not continue on this path,” he cut short.

The minister noted how elsewhere the Green pass (tending to be unpopular across the Channel, and no less unwelcome on the left than on the right of the political spectrum) was actually introduced to encourage people to get vaccinated. An objective that is in the process of being achieved in Great Britain however, he argued, with over 81% of the entire population over 16 already immunized with two doses and 90% with one. It remains to accelerate the campaign between 16 and 17, the last to be involved in order of time, where so far it has reached “55-60%”, admitted Javid, however, showing himself encouraged by the current trend even in this age group. .

The Johnson government’s counterorder has been criticized by opposers in the method, as a new “wave” on the management of the pandemic. But on the merits the disputes are few, limited to a part of experts, while the business applauds relieved. On the parliamentary front, moreover, and Labor by Keir Starmer they had campaigned for weeks against any broad-spectrum extension of the vaccine passport by the Conservative government; while the Liberal Democrats had always declared themselves opposed to certification: and now, if anything, they claim to have pushed the executive to retrace its steps.

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