The UK’s Health Minister Nadine Dorries said the UK will remain in a “full lockdown” until a vaccine has been made, which could be up to 18 months away.
In a very unusual break away from Downing Streets official line, Dorries has placed the government into chaos as the lockdown will not be lifted until the end of 2021.
The MP said on Twitter, “Journalists should stop asking about an ‘exit strategy.’
“There is only one way we can ‘exit’ full lockdown and that is when we have a vaccine.
“Until then, we need to find ways we can adapt society and strike a balance between the health of the nation and our economy.”
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan said this is “astonishing” and he described it as a remarkable break from previous government statements.
The Health Secretary has said that the UK lockdown will not be lifted until it is safe to do so.
Public health officials have said, it will still take a year to 18 months to fully validate any potential vaccine – despite human trials beginning.
Last month Britain’s chief scientific adviser said that it would be at least 2021 before a vaccine was ready for the UK.
People in the UK have been warned that they will be going no where this year for a holiday in the EU as leader will keep their borders closed until the end of the year.
The French President, Emmanuel Macron has told the bloc to keep borders shut until, at least the end of September.