England will have a “difficult time at least until Easter” with coronavirus, a public health chief has warned. Susan Hopkins of Public Health England (PHE) urged people to “keep going” with lockdown rules despite a vaccine rollout ramping up.
AstraZeneca hopes to deliver 2million doses a week of its jab alone to the UK by mid-February, on top of the Pfizer jab. Government sources claim the rollout could reach 400,000 per day in order to meet a target of inoculating the most vulnerable by February 15.
Meanwhile, SAGE advisor Prof Neil Ferguson today said there is a "sign of plateauing" in cases and hospital admissions after England’s lockdown.