No one should go on holiday abroad or in the UK while the NHS is on the “cusp” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab has said.
His remarks came as Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said someone is being admitted to hospital with coronavirus "every 30 seconds".
Meanwhile, ministers are urging the public to “play their part” as the government is on track to reach its target of vaccinating two million people a week against coronavirus after more than 324,000 doses were administered in the space of 24 hours.
More than 3.5 million people in the UK having now received their first dose of the vaccine, Boris Johnson said, as he celebrated those helping the “fantastic national effort”. He added: "Help our NHS by staying at home to save lives."