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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: OVER 50’s URGED TO BOOK JAB & HOSPITALITY REJECT PASSPORT

 

Over 50's have been urged to book a coronavirus jab ahead of the slowdown in the rollout next week.

NHS national medical director Stephen Powis has called on anyone who is eligible but has not yet received a first dose to book their slot. It comes as a slowdown in the vaccine supply is expected throughout April.

Hospitality chiefs have slammed the PM's suggestion that they could enforce their own vaccination passport scheme. Chief Executive of UK Hospitality Kate Nichols said the plans would be "unworkable", and could breach "equality rules". It follows Boris Johnson's select Committee appearance.

The Bank of England have unveiled a new fifty pound note, featuring code-breaker Alan Turing. He's been described as one of the most iconic LGBT+ figures in the world, and the first gay man to appear on a banknote.


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