Matt Hancock says he booked a summer holiday to Cornwall “months ago” but admits there’s “uncertainty” about whether he, or anyone else, will actually be able to make any trips.
Our deputy political editor, Nicholas Cecil, says the Health Secretary’s linking the success of the vaccine roll-out to whether lockdown restrictions will be lifted in time for the holiday season.
We also talk about the rise of the ’Kent’ variant of coronavirus, which a leading scientist says could become the dominate strain across the world, for up to ten years.
And we get an update on the vaccination programme itself, including good news about the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab.
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