Covid UK news LIVE – Boris Johnson urges Brits NOT to relax despite delivering over 3m vaccines as foreign travel BANNED

BORIS JOHNSON urged Brits not to relax despite 3m vaccinations being handed out – and tightened Britain’s borders over virus mutation fears.

At a press conference yesterday, Boris Johnson announced the corridors would be closing at 4am on Monday morning, with no date set for when they might reopen.

The Prime Minister made clear that the borders are being closed over fears new mutant covid strains, such as the South Africa and Brazil variants, could impact on the mass vaccination rollout in the UK.

Although there is nothing yet to indicate the current jabs won’t work on the new strains, it remains a possibility and axing the travel corridors is a vital step to minimise the risk of a new vaccine-resistant surge.

Boris did deliver some positive news too, revealing that 3.2 million Brits have now had the vaccine.

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