World news – Hancock: Govt a « long, long way » from relaxing virus rules


UK is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen nearly 6 million people receive the first of two doses – even as the pandemic death toll approaches 100,000.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that three-quarters of people over 80 in the UK had received a vaccine.

However, he warned that the authorities were « far, far, far » from easing lockdown restrictions and that the pressure on the then national Health service remains « enormous ».

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