Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • A senior minister has warned that a third spike of coronavirus infections is possible as the government seeks to win over conservative MPs unhappy with its plans for the system that would replace the England block down this week, most areas will be placed into the top two tiers of restrictions.

  • The government says it is listening to the criticism and will publish an analysis tomorrow to support the measures with the vote do in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

  • Here's our political correspondent Ian Watson.

  • It's been difficult finding cheer in this festive season on Glaze Bring Greater Manchester.

  • They've been living under some form of restrictions since the summer.

  • What's even more cutting is that be placed in Tier three, the highest form of restrictions from next week.

  • If you look at some of the figures and things like if you study it, it seemed to have crack down a bit hurt on Greater Manchester in my opinions or to speaking amongst the people.

  • They seem to be kind of federal, but some are putting a brave face on it.

  • We've got to be careful.

  • If we're all sensible, it'll all end soon enough.

  • Not this year the season of goodwill hasn't extended toe Westminster.

  • Boris Johnson's facing a growing rebellion in his own ranks.

  • Ministers haven't ruled out a third lock down, but they say new restrictions of the best way to avoid this.

  • On that they will reach out to those MPs who have concerns.

  • MP say to may.

  • We just want to understand that the measures you're taking take into account not just the cost and benefit of tackling the virus, but also the non covert health, economic and social implications will publish more analysis on that on.

  • But we do take seriously the principle of parliamentary accountability.

  • The prime minister himself has written to MPs to say that if they back him this week, he'll give them a new vote on the restrictions on January the 27th.

  • If they don't support them, then the restrictions would end on February the third, And he says a review of restrictions next month means that some areas could come out of tea or three on December the 19th, so that would depend on the evidence.

  • Apparently, there is smoke without fire at Westminster because some very vocal potential rebels now say they'll back the government in Tuesday's crucial vote on the restrictions.

  • But for others, the prime minister hasn't gone far enough.

  • It's absolutely right that MPs are scrutinizing what the government does that is their job alarm or important to take place during an enduring emergency on.

  • We have a couple of days to get this right to advance what's going on.

  • Concessions have been made, but I would like to Seymour.

  • Now you may have to just pinch yourself a little because wasn't it just a year ago that Boris Johnson won a stalking 80 seat majority?

  • Yet such is the level of unease with the new restrictions he wants to introduce in England that is going to have to meet a whole range of MPs tomorrow to try to keep them on side.

  • What he wants to avoid at all costs is relying on Labor votes to get his new measures through Parliament because their support would come at a price.

  • The reason that I'm not committing to vote for these measures, it's because we're not convinced at the moment that they are either sufficient or workable.

  • It's not too late for the government to convince us of that.

  • Political pressures have led the prime minister to consider new vote on his measures in January, so it best he may be responding rebellion beyond Christmas rather than avoiding it entirely.

  • No, Michelle, the content of one document could determine the size of this week's conservative rebellion because tomorrow the government has conceding a key rebel demand to produce on assessment of the social and economic impact of their measures or, to put it very, very quickly.

  • MPs want to know whether saving lives will outweigh the damage.

  • These restrictions will cause toe lively hoods.

  • Now, speaking to some of the potential rebels tonight, it looks as though they're willing to be convinced by the government.

  • But they say they're withholding the support until they see the hard data behind Boris Johnson's decisions.

  • Ian, thank you very much.

  • He and Watson there at Westminster.

  • Well, the latest government figures show that there were 12,155 new coronavirus infections recorded in the latest 24 hour period.

  • That takes the average number of new cases reported per day in the last week to 15,224 1.

  • 524 people have been admitted to hospital on average each day.

  • Over the week to last Wednesday, another 215 deaths have been reported.

  • That's people who died within 28 days of a positive covert 19 test.

  • It means an average off 460 deaths per day in the last week.

  • The total number off UK deaths is now 58,245.

  • Another two million doses of the Madonna coronavirus vaccine had been bought by the government.

  • It's one of the three that are being put forward for regulatory approval after their clinical trials.

  • But when might the first vaccinations take place?

  • Here's our science editor, David Shankman.

  • There's so much talk about vaccines, it's easy to lose track of what's going on.

  • So here's what we know.

  • So far, the government has ordered 357 million doses of seven different vaccines, though crucially, none has been approved for use so far.

  • Here's the list of those seven, and the numbers of doses ordered off these Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has now been sent to the regulators, the Ciara, for approval on They're going through the data right now, but the biotech fires a vaccine was the first to start that process, and it's possible we'll get an answer on that very soon.

  • My understanding is that there's been quite a new interactive process with the regulators whilst these trials have been going on, so they have actually had cited a lot of the information ahead of time.

  • I wouldn't be too surprised if announcement would be made within the next two weeks, possibly even as early as next week.

  • But they'll have to wait and see.

  • You know, mustn't be rushed.

  • That has to be safe.

  • So what are the regulators looking for?

  • Well, three things.

  • Safety, quality, Andi, effectiveness and off these three.

  • The regulators keep emphasizing the safety of the public must always come first.

  • So they're working fast but carefully, because the worst thing would be for doubts to start creeping in about these new vaccines.

  • Now doses are already being manufactured in the hope that approval is given, so everything hinges on that coming through.

  • So when might we start to see the benefits?

  • Well, if that approval is given next month, it's possible that the first doses could be administered ahead of Christmas, though people will need two injections a month apart so they won't get immunity straightaway.

  • Beyond that, the government hopes that by next spring to a vaccinated the most vulnerable people, such as residents of care, homes and health and care workers.

  • But everything hinges on distribution and production on a massive scale, and that's a huge challenge, David Tuckman, our science editor, reporting there.

A senior minister has warned that a third spike of coronavirus infections is possible as the government seeks to win over conservative MPs unhappy with its plans for the system that would replace the England block down this week, most areas will be placed into the top two tiers of restrictions.

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B1 government rebellion week approval westminster minister

UK government warns of “third wave” of coronavirus if rules relaxed - BBC News

  • 1 1
    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/02
Video vocabulary