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Prime Minister will lead a coronavirus news conference at Downing Street this evening

Lockdown roadmap ‘could be delayed’ as under-50s told they ‘won’t get jab until May’

Matt Hancock deliver a press conference at 5pm yesterday joined by Jonathan Van Tam, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, and Mary Ramsay, Public Health England’s Head of Immunisation.

New bookings for Covid-19 vaccinations have been closed for April after the NHS warned of a “significant reduction” in vaccine supplies. But what does that mean for the roadmap out of lockdown?

Since the first UK Government Covid-19 press conference was held on Monday 16 March, they have become familiar daily accounts.

Prime Minister will lead a coronavirus news conference at Downing Street this evening after the recent news of vaccine delays.

Boris Johnson will address the nation today letter sent to regional health bosses from NHS England said the government’s Vaccine Task Force was warning of a possible shortage from 29 March due to “national inbound vaccine supply”.

The government has played down the significance of the shortage of vaccines, with health secretary Matt Hancock insisting the UK’s vaccine targets remained on track. Pfizer and AstraZeneca have denied they are facing supply disruptions.

The Health Secretary and the Prime Minister have been the most regular leaders of the briefings since they returned at the start of the year, along with the Home Secretary Priti Patel.

 

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