Coronavirus news: ‘Don’t blow it now,’ Hancock warns as four million now have vaccine

Liam James and Jon Sharman
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 (Sky News)
(Sky News)

Matt Hancock has warned people in England not to “blow it" as lockdown measures succeed in bringing coronavirus under control. “We’re on the route out,” he told a Downing Street briefing.

It came as the government announced more than 4 million people had now been inoculated, with half of over-80s having received their first dose. Ten new mass vaccination centres opened around England today as the over-70s and extremely vulnerable people began to receive invitations for Covid-19 jabs.

Meanwhile, the UK now has the highest death rate from coronavirus of any country in the world, the latest data shows.