Coronavirus UK news – Lift lockdown EARLY as cases plunge and NHS breaks vaccine record 3 days in a row, MPs urge Boris

BORIS Johnson has been urged to lift lockdown early to avoid squandering the benefits of Britain’s superspeed vaccine rollout.

As a rebellion showed signs of growing, Tory MPs said the Government is moving too slowly when it comes to lifting the current lockdown measures.

They warned that they were ready to vote against the Government this week when it seeks to extend Covid laws to the end of September, the Daily Mail reported today.

Christopher Snowdon, a free-market think-tank economist, said: “Every extra day of lockdown produces diminishing returns and mounting costs.

“Waiting another two months for hospitality to reopen seems excessive when people will be meeting in their homes regardless of government diktats,” he added.

“We should keep a watchful eye on the data, but we should not stick stubbornly to an arbitrary timetable,” he went on to say.

It comes as the National Health Service continued to outdo itself, beating its Covid vaccine record for the third day in a row.

An amazing 27 jabs were distributed every second.

On “Super Saturday”, a whopping 844,285 doses were dished out – the same as the adult populations of Liverpool, Southampton and Oxford combined.

At the peak, 100,000 were jabbed in one hour.

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