We are one of the first significant economies which demonstrate to the world how they can transition from epidemic to endemic,” said Nadhim Zahawi, the education secretary of Britain, in his recent interview.
Nadhim Zahawi is Britain’s education secretary, has recently disclosed that Britain is on its way to normalizing the Coronavirus with regular testing along with vaccines, booster, and antiviral drugs. Nadhim Zahawi is the first cabinet minister in the UK who favored reducing the isolation period from seven days to five days. Recently, with the BBC News interview on Sunday, it was revealed that vaccines, testing, booster, and antiviral treatment could significantly bring the country back to normal.
So,If the government is successful in doing that, they would be among the first significant economies which effectively demonstrate to the world how you transition from epidemic to endemic and how to deal with this – however long it remains with us, whether five, six, seven, 10 years.” he added.
Additionally he said that reducing the isolation time would relieve staff shortage, especially in schools already dealing with staff shortage up to 40%, and the average absence rate is 8.5%.
However, the former vaccine minister further added that the government ensures that schools remain open and exams are held. For this, the school vaccination program is boosted all across the country.
Moreover, 60% of cabinet ministers favored reducing the isolation period to 5 days, including Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, for the economic benefits.