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What Did Boris Johnson Say At Wednesday’s COVID Press Conference?

COVID-19 GOVERNMENT PRESS CONFERENCE SUMMARY 27.01.2021

WHO WAS ON TODAY’S PANEL?

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance; and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Johnathan Van Tam.

UPDATE ON COVID-19 INFECTIONS AND DEATHS

20,089 new infections, with 1,631 new deaths today.

UPDATE ON VACCINATION ROLLOUT PROGRAMME

No information given today.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POINTS RAISED BY THE PANEL

  • PM says up to March 8th, free school meals arrangements for children will remain in place and a promise of £300 million will be invested into aid pupils in catch up tutoring
  • PM also says that the week beginning 22 February he will publish a plan showing the route out of lockdown
  • Sir Patrick Vallance says although hospital admissions are starting to fall, there is still a long way to go
  • Dr Van Tam states that the JCVI advice is that, for children who are extremely vulnerable, there can be a discussion between doctors and parents. But the vaccines have not been authorised for children, he says. He says trials looking at this are under way.

FINAL NOTES

For more info about the stats and the rules around the current coronavirus restrictions. Please check out the gov.uk website here

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