Matt Hancock has said the roadmap out of restrictions in England is "cautious" because "our goal is that this release from the lockdown is irreversible". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that the Government's timeline for unlocking coronavirus restrictions will not be speeded up - and could even be slowed as ministers remain "vigilant" against infection rates.Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a four-stage road map for lifting England's lockdown over the next four months, with a five-week gap between each stage.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government believes it has enough vaccine supplies to meet the new target of offering all adults a Covid jab by the end of July. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says "we've seen early data that there's a reduction in transmission for those who get the jab".Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set a new target to vaccinate all adults aged over 50 - as well as those with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk - by April 15.By July 31, the Government hopes to have offered all adults in the UK a jab - though the order of priority for those under 50 has yet to be outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
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New research suggests people of all ages who have had two jabs of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine produce high numbers of antibodies.
The Imperial College London and Ipsos Mori study, React-2, said data shows that 87.9% of people over the age of 80 tested positive for antibodies after two doses.
That figure rose to 95.5% for those under 60 and 100% in those aged under 30.
However, researchers warned there was not enough data to say how protected someone may be from the virus based on a positive antibody test result, and it did not mean they were immune. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The number of people estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in autumn fell by more than a third in a year, according to figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This coincided with a national lockdown throughout November and tier restrictions in October. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “The task now is to make sure that those people move in to safe and secure long-term accommodation, and that we don’t slip back to the ways of the past.” Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Local councils in England dealt with nearly one million cases of fly-tipping in the year up to March 2020.
Latest official figures show an increase of 2% in the number of illegal waste dumping incidents in 2019-2020.
Household rubbish makes up nearly two-thirds (65%) of the waste illegally dumped, while fly-tipping most commonly occurs on pavements or roads, accounting for over two-fifths (43%) of incidents.
The statistics do not yet reflect the impact of the pandemic on fly-tipping, as the reporting period ended one week after the first national lockdown was announced.
The pandemic saw waste collections disrupted, municipal dumps closed and people turning to spring cleaning and DIY while on stay-at-home orders. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Matt Hancock has said the coronavirus vaccine rollout is "going really, really well". During a visit to the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, the Health Secretary said "We're on track to deliver the..
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says vaccine rollout is 'on track' with over 4 million people vaccinated so far. Some areas have already vaccinated everyone over 80 and are now moving down the priority..