Britain presses ahead with rapid roll-out of Covid vaccine

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Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 10:16AM
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Britain presses ahead with rapid roll-out of Covid vaccine

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 10:16AM

Britain's government is hoping to ease Covid 19 restrictions by March, as it presses ahead with the rapid roll-out of vaccines.

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab is promising every adult in the UK will be offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September this year, at the latest.

British hospitals are under extreme pressure, with a new coronavirus patient being admitted to hospital every 30 seconds.

Raab hopes the situation will change by March, allowing at least parts of the country to move out of lockdown.

Meanwhile, Austria has extended its third lockdown until at least February, but officials say the country still has a few hard months ahead.