April 5th local time, British Prime Minister Johnson said that with the reopening of society and the vaccination program, everyone in England will be able to be tested for the novel coronavirus twice a week.
Johnson said on the 5th that the large-scale testing measures in England were taken to detect asymptomatic cases earlier and cut off the transmission chain of the virus.
“With vaccination programs being implemented smoothly and the government is discreetly relaxing restrictions, regular rapid testing will be even more important to ensure that these efforts are not wasted,” Johnson wrote in a statement.
Edward Argar, Secretary of State for the British Health Department, said that the coronavirus test kits will be distributed to families and businesses, and people can also receive them from pharmacies or laboratories. He said in an interview that he believed that people would quarantine according to the test results.
Johnson had previously released a road map, planning to gradually relax the existing coronavirus prevention and control measures in England in four steps.
According to the road map, the British government plans to allow non-essential retail stores, barber shops, public libraries, zoos, etc. to reopen as early as April 12, and lift most restrictions on outdoor social activities as early as May 17, but still not allow gatherings of more than 30 people.
However, it is reported that how to implement it depends on the latest development of the epidemic.