Covid UK news LIVE – Lockdown LIFTED in March once all over 70s get vaccine as coronavirus jab rollout reaches millions

LOCKDOWN will be “gradually lifted” in March once all over 70s have received the coronavirus vaccine, the government hopes.

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi struck an optimistic tone about the prospects of easing lockdown from early March this morning, revealing that vaccine rollout remains on course for a mid-March lockdown easing.

It follows the hopeful news that people over 70 will begin getting a vaccine this week.

Mr Zahawi said today the Government was on track to meet the mid-February target to vaccinate 13 million of the most vulnerable Brits and lockdown could start to be eased a few weeks after that.

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