There has been a record decrease in infections across England despite the recent lifting of almost all coronavirus restrictions.
Meanwhile there as been reports of plummeting take-up of the vaccines especially among young people. The government has tried to come up with several tactics to encourage people to come forward for vaccinations.
The UK has seen a record decrease in Covid infections for five weeks with figures dropping to 21,952 infections.
There has been a backlash by Tory MPs over the removal of some European countries from the list of quarantine scrapping the requirement for travelers to self-isolate.
Responding to the question about his views on such a move, rime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I understand how much people plan, prepare, for the summer holidays.
“But we have also got to remember this is still a dangerous virus and we must try and stop variants coming in, must stop importing variants from abroad, so we have to have a balanced approach.
“What I want to see is something that is as simple and as user-friendly for people as possible.”
However, there as been concerns over the effectiveness of the government`s testing system. Fears are if the testing system is ineffective many Covid infections could be slipping through the records and inadequate action being taken to curb the coronavirus.
Ravindra Gupta, a professor of clinical microbiology at Cambridge’s Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases said: “Younger people are less likely to test, [when not required] especially if it means quarantining, staying at home, so many will probably ignore a sniffle, or a cough, or a cold.”