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Coronavirus.- United Kingdom offers its entire adult population the vaccine against COVID-19 by July

LONDON, 21 (DPA / EP)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered all British adults to receive the coronavirus vaccine before the end of July.

“We have proposed to offer a vaccine to all adults by the end of July, which will help us protect the most vulnerable sooner, and we will take more steps to ease some of the restrictions in place,” Johnson said in a statement published this Saturday. .

More than 17 million people in Britain have received their first dose of the vaccine so far, almost one in three adults.

The Government seeks to accelerate the vaccination plan by which, first, it will offer a vaccine before April 15 to adults over 50 years of age and to those with underlying health problems.

Johnson has mentioned that the plan to accelerate the vaccine will allow to soften some of the strict measures of COVID-19, although he added that “the route out of the blockade will be cautious and staggered.”

Likewise, the British prime minister has promised to donate surplus vaccines to the poorest countries.

On the other hand, the director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has urged Great Britain to start donating vaccines immediately to the poorest countries, instead of waiting for a surplus, stating that “equitable access it interests both rich and poor countries. “

Next week, Johnson is scheduled to announce new measures to ease restrictions imposed in the country.