UK coronavirus LIVE: Matt Hancock says Covid outbreak being brought ‘under control’ with vaccine roll-out

Harriet Brewis and April Roach
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Matt Hancock has said the UK’s coronavirus outbreak is being brought “under control” with vaccine roll-out – but warned: “Don’t blow it now”.

The Health Secretary told a Downing Street press briefing: "Together, I know that we can do it and we have got to stick at it.”It came after new figures revealed that London is lagging behind other English regions in the vaccination roll-out.

A total of 417,225 jabs have been given to people in London between December 8 and January 17, according to provisional NHS England data, compared to 746,487 in the Midland and 681,317 in the North East and Yorkshire.

On Monday the Prime Minister revealed four million people had received the jab.

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said 24-hour vaccination clinics would open in London by the end of January.

Millions of over-70s and clinically extremely vulnerable Britons will begin receiving invitations to book their jab appointments today. It comes as the latest figures show cases are falling in every borough of London.

Follow the latest updates below…