Matt Hancock

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Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock  said the plan to vaccinate  everyone over 50, and those between 14 and 65 with certain underlying health conditions, would depend on supply. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Britain is on track to offer everyone over 50 and younger people who are vulnerable a coronavirus vaccine by May, Boris Johnson’s government said on F(...)

Researchers said that the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab offers protection of 76 per cent up to three months and may reduce transmission by 67 per cent. Photograph: iStock

A single dose of the Oxford vaccine may reduce transmission of coronavirus by two-thirds, according to a new study. This provides a major boost to th(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock: “We’ve got to bring this virus to heel.”  Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe

British health officials will start door-to-door testing of tens of thousands of people in parts of England where the South African variant of coronav(...)

A projection commemorating the lives lost to Covid-19 in the UK is displayed on BMA House in London, England. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has said he is “deeply sorry” for more than 100,000 lives lost to coronavirus in Britain but insisted that his government had done every(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson attends a coronavirus press conference at 10 Downing Street on January 22nd, 2021 in London, England. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The new UK coronavirus variant may be 30 per cent more deadly, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he warned of stricter travel curbs and continued lockdo(...)

UK health secretary Matt Hancock during a media during a media briefing on Monday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

The number of deaths in the UK accelerated at the beginning of January as the effects of December’s wave of coronavirus cases raised mortality to leve(...)

 Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock visiting a mass vaccination centre at Epsom race course in Surrey. Photograph:  EPA/Dominic Lipisnki

Britain is on track to vaccinate almost 15 million people by mid-February, but the coronavirus pandemic will become worse before then, health secretar(...)

Matt Hancock: announced the programme that will enable local authorities to proceed with mass testing for asymtomatic cases. Photograph: PA Wire

The British government is to roll out mass community testing across England, to detect people who have Covid-19 but show no symptoms. The programme, (...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have received vaccinations against Covid-19. File photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, joining more than 1 million people in the UK who hav(...)

A bottle of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP

Britain’s medical regulator on Friday approved Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for use, the health ministry said, adding that it had agreed to purchase an (...)

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