BORIS Johnson once again made an announcement to the nation today.
The Prime Minister addressed the nation alongside top scientific experts, and hailed the latest vaccine statistics with nearly 13million people getting their first jab so far.
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The Prime Minister said the UK had “made great strides” with the vaccination programme.
Boris Johnson welcomed the news as the World Health Organisation announced Oxford/AstraZeneca jab is effective in all adults – including over-65s.
It comes after The Sun revealed that just one jab is likely to give two thirds protection against coronavirus, vindicating ministers’ decision to give it to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
In the first week of February, No10 admitted they wanted to get all over 50s vaccinated by May – with aims to be nearly reaching everyone – when they have vowed to push ahead with holding local council elections.
Boris is outlined the latest vaccination hubs to open across the nation and promise more news the week after next when he outlines his plan for Britain to get back to normal and open up again.
The PM has said he will reveal all on February 22, after assessing the data.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps poured cold water on any hopes of Brits having a summer holiday.
Speaking on Sky News, he explained: “The truth is we just don’t know how the virus will respond to both to the vaccines and of course how people will respond.
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“I’m afraid I can’t give you a definitive, will there or will there not be the opportunity to take holidays this next year either at home or abroad.”
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Mr Shapps said travelling abroad would depend on “everybody having their vaccinations” in the UK – and potentially abroad.
When asked if travel restrictions will stay in place until everyone has had a vaccine, he said: “Yes.”