Meanwhile, Matt Hancock admitted he couldn’t guarantee that the Covid legislation approved by MPs today will be withdrawn in six months.
It comes as Boris Johnson has been urged to think again about ‘impossible’ Covid vaccine passports for pubs, after suggesting that it would be up to individual owners to impose it.
Michael Gove has indicated that people who have recovered from Covid and who have “antibodies” may be allowed in.
Read on to discover the six minefields of pub vaccine passports, which Telegraph readers have called it a “bureaucratic minefield.”
As the easing of the lockdown continues, here’s a reminder of what you can and can’t do from March 29.
Biden doubles US vaccine target in first press briefing
Joe Biden announced a new vaccination target for the United States at his first official press conference since taking office. The United States will aim to double the number of Covid vaccines given to 200 million in the next 50 days. Follow the press conference, which comes after Mr Biden entrusted Vice President Kamala Harris with one of his administration’s most urgent – and politically sensitive – tasks: tackling the migration crisis on the southern border of the States- United. Josie Ensor analyzes whether this will make or break the VP.
Presenter Simon McCoy leaves the BBC to join GB News
Simon McCoy has announced he is stepping down from his role as an anchor on BBC News after almost 18 years – and will join GB News. President Andrew Neil announced on Twitter this afternoon that the presenter will join the TV news channel due to launch this year, the largest of its kind since Sky News launched 30 years ago. Mr. McCoy has become famous for his dry comments and humor when reading the latest stories. Read on for some of his best BBC moments.
At a glance: Coronavirus evening briefing
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Mohammed cartoon protest | A teacher has been suspended for showing his class a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad after dozens of protesters gathered at the gates of his school this morning. Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire was forced to delay its opening, asking students to stay at home while police stood guard at the gates.
Around the world: African elephants now threatened
The African elephant has been classified as endangered due to increased poaching and damage to its habitat. Previously classified as “vulnerable,” the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has said its status is more critical than previously thought, with an estimated population of 415,000 on the continent. Genetic evidence indicates that the African elephant is divided into two categories, one of which is now critically endangered.
‘We know we haven’t won anything yet’