Coronavirus live: UK businesses warned over ‘no jab no job’ policies, Germany anti-lockdown protest…

edited July 31 in UK Political Debate

People in the UK who have chosen not to get vaccinated could not expect “to be treated in the same way” as those who had, a senior Conservative MP has said.

Intervening in the debate over whether people should be coerced into having coronavirus vaccines through measures that would block unvaccinated people from certain elements of daily life, Damian Collins, former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, told Times radio:

We don’t force anyone to have a vaccine in this country, it is up to their individual choice. But at the same time, it might be unreasonable for someone who has decided not to get vaccinated to expect to be treated in the same way as someone who has been vaccinated twice ...

I think we need to look venue-by-venue at the practicalities of introducing that but I can see certain venue owners, who are putting on large and major events for which they themselves may be trying to get insurance in order to protect their investment in those events, it may well be this is something those venues actively want to encourage so they’ve got that extra level of certainty.

The coronavirus lockdown in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, and eight other districts is to be lifted, after a cabinet meeting on Friday chaired by the president, Paul Kagame.

There was no immediate explanation for the lifting of the lockdown, which was imposed in mid-July, according to the French state-backed news agency AFP.

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