Health Secretary Matt Hancock would not rule out the mask mandate or work-from-home recommendations continuing past June 21st, the government’s proposed end of Chinese coronavirus restrictions.
To date, some three-quarters of adults across the UK have had at least one dose of a vaccine, with half of the adults in England having had both. Official figures also revealed there had been no COVID-19 deaths on June 1st, the first time there had been zero virus-related fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.
However, when asked specifically on the ending of the mask mandate and home working, Health Secretary Hancock would not rule out the measures still being in place at the end of this month.
The health secretary told a press conference at the Jenner Institute in Oxford on Wednesday, according to the Evening Standard: “There is nothing in the data to suggest we are definitively off track but