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Three-quarters of over-80s receive first Covid-19 jabs as Peaky Blinders set becomes vaccination hub (source — www.standard.co.uk) 24/01/2021 15:04:35

The UK is ramping up the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations this week as it was revealed three-quarters of over-80s have had their first jab.  

UK vaccine adviser says delay of Covid second dose will save lives (source — www.theguardian.com) 24/01/2021 14:55:25

JCVI deputy chair defends extended gap between jabs as Hancock warns end of restrictions ‘long way off’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA representative of the UK’s vaccine ...

Covid: Highest daily recoveries of 4,427 recorded on Sunday, with 3,346 new cases - Health DG (Update) (source — www.thesundaily.my) 24/01/2021 14:49:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 4,427 daily recoveries today, its highest ever, while new Covid-19 cases remained at four digits with 3,346, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdulla...

Matt Hancock reveals 77 cases of South Africa coronavirus variant found in UK (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:46:50

He told the BBC's Andrew Marr cases were under "very close" observation and enhanced contact tracing was under way

Coronavirus news - live: Lockdown lifting ‘long way off’ Hancock says as UK sees 77 South Africa variant cases (source — www.independent.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:40:48

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FA Cup on TV: Which fourth round fixtures are on BBC iPlayer and BT Sport and how to live stream FREE (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:35:00

THE world’s greatest cup domestic competition returns this weekend. With the UK back in lockdown the magic of the FA Cup will be a tonic for supporters facing months under new coronavirus regula...

End Of Lockdown 'Long Long, Long Way' Off, Says Matt Hancock (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:09:45

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said the end of the coronavirus lockdown is still a “long, long, long way” off. But amid fears schools may not reopen before easter, the minister sai...

UK has 77 cases of South African mutant Covid strain as Matt Hancock warns other variants could still be undetected (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:04:59

BRITAIN has 77 cases of the deadly South African mutant Covid strain with potential hidden strains undetected, Matt Hancock warned today. The Health Secretary revealed the cases are all connected to t...

Coronavirus UK news: Mutant Covid strains mean Britain needs new border measures, says Matt Hancock (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 24/01/2021 13:55:10

MATT Hancock has hinted Britain could need a new border crackdown to guard against new strains of the coronavirus. Speaking this morning, the Health Secretary said: “We’ve got to have a pr...

GP claims delaying second dose of Pfizer vaccine beyond three weeks is an 'unlicensed trial'  (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 24/01/2021 13:48:19

Dr Rosie Shire, of Doctors' Association UK, criticised the government for delaying the period between doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine to 12 weeks, describing the roll out as an 'unlicensed trial'.

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