THE UK is ready to move into lockdown level three as the death toll hit 34,636 with hopes of a vaccine on the horizon.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma, at yesterday’s coronavirus Government briefing, praised work on a vaccine by UK researchers, promising Brits would be the first in line if a successful vaccine is developed here.
He added extra funding is also being pumped into the huge efforts to develop a vaccine, which would see a successful vaccine rolled out across the UK in just six months.
However Mr Sharma stressed the plans were dependent on manufacturing, adding that it’s possible a vaccine may never be developed.
Mr Sharma also announced the UK is now in a position to begin a move to level three of lockdown.
Meanwhile, the latest rise in deaths confirmed by NHS England is smaller than it was yesterday, when 181 deaths were logged.
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