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‘Too early’ to know if lockdown can be lifted on 21 June, Hancock says

People aged under 30 will be invited to book their coronavirus vaccine jabs starting this week, health secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed.

Speaking on Sky News’ Trevor Phillips On Sunday programme, the health secretary said vaccines had “severed, but not broken” the link between a rise in cases and and the number of people being admitted into hospital.

“The majority of people going into hospital right now are unvaccinated,” Mr Hancock said.

And now, he said, “this week we will be opening up vaccines to the under-30s and so we are getting a step closer to the point when we have been able to offer the vaccine to all adults in this country.”

The health secretary also said the Government’s plans for a final lifting of remaining Covid restrictions will likely move forward as planned later this month if there is no increase in hospital admissions over the coming days.

Still, he said it was “too…

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