Covid UK news Live – Vaccine CHAOS fears as govt split on NHS coronavirus jab timeline and lockdown could last months

A MAJOR government split on the coronavirus vaccine timeline appears to be developing.

With the country plunged into national lockdown for the foreseeable, the massive vaccine rollout appears to be the only way for the country to return to some semblance of normality.

But the scale of the rollout, which requires 13 million jabs to be given in less than seven weeks, has left many questioning whether the government is once again promising more than it can deliver.

Earlier this week Boris Johnson suggested that the current lockdown may begin to ease in mid-February if vaccinations are carried out fast enough.

But ministers including Michael Gove and Health Secretary Matt Hancock added caution to that timeline, admitting that mid February was hugely ambitious and suggesting lockdown could easily continue into March.

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