CORONAVIRUS jabs will be flown to the UK by military planes to avoid delays at ports caused by Brexit.
The plans for the vaccines are being mapped out by the government after Brexit talks ground to a halt yesterday.
Civil servants from the MoD and military planning staff have met with government officials from the vaccine taskforce to discuss the speedy transfer of vaccines.
The move suggests the government expects delays at ports and want to ensure the jabs don’t get caught up.
Brexit talks will begin again on Monday evening, with both sides battling for a breakthrough with just weeks to go before the UK leaves the single market and customs union.
In a joint statement, Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen said: “In a phone call, we welcomed the fact progress has been achieved in many areas.”
“Nevertheless, significant differences remain on three critical issues: level playing field, governance and fisheries. Both sides underlined that no agreement was feasible if these issues were not resolved.
“While recognising the seriousness of these differences, we agreed a further effort should be undertaken by our negotiating teams to assess whether they can be resolved. We are therefore instructing our chief negotiators to reconvene tomorrow in Brussels. We will speak again on Monday evening.”
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