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LIVE: Government's Covid-19 press conference - Jan 11


LIVE: Government's Covid-19 press conference - Jan 11

By Andy Mitchell

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    LIVE updates as health secretary Matt Hancock delivered the latest news on Covid-19 restrictions and vaccinations in the UK.
  • 46,000+ new cases announced today
  • 32,000+ people in hospital with Covid-19, up 22 per cent on this time last week
  • Matt Hancock would not rule out further tightening of restrictions but none were announced today.
  • Vaccinations "on course" to meet government target of all over-70s, clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers receiving first jabs by February 15.
  • 40% of over-80s and 25% of care home residents have now been vaccinated.
  • Medical director Professor Stephen Powis says there remains "significant and sustained" pressure on NHS and that vaccines are "no free pass" to flout restrictions.
  • Support and chiildcare bubbles will not be affected by any future tightening of restrictions, says Matt Hancock.
  • It is "okay" to be seven miles from home when exercising, not socialising, says Matt Hancock after prime minister Boris Johnson reportedly cycled that far from home.