Boris Johnson warns UK ‘won’t hesitate’ to move green list countries to amber or red

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    There are fresh doubts over the future of summer holidays, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson warns he will have “no hesitation” in moving countries from the green list to amber or red, if necessary “to protect the people of this country.”

    Boris Johnson said that while he is “going to try and allow people to travel”, the Government’s “priority is to continue the vaccine rollout”.

    His comments come the day before Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is expected to announce the latest changes to the traffic light system – with hopes that the Canary Islands, Greek Islands and Malta will make the green list.

    Mr Johnson has also given the best indication yet that the final stage in the roadmap will go ahead on June 21, as he reiterated there is “nothing in the data at the moment” to delay.

    The Prime Minister stressed “we have got to be cautious”, noting there is “no question” that infection rates were rising.

    “We always knew that was going to happen,” he told journalists. “What we need to work out is to what extent the vaccination programme has protected enough of us, particularly the elderly.

    “There, I am afraid, the data is just still ambiguous.

    “Every day we are having long sessions, interrogating the data. But the best the scientists can say to us is we just need to give it a bit longer. I know that is frustrating, but we will just have to wait a little bit longer.”

    Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/06/02/june-21-lockdown-schools-variant-boris-johnson-hancock-vaccine/

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