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    COVID-19: UK 'acted as quickly as possible' on variant found in Brazil

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP says the government acted ‘extremely quickly’ identifying the coronavirus Brazil variant. He told Sky the government moved as soon as it had found the new variant after completing genome sequencing – the process that finds new mutations. He also denied they had known about the variant originating from Brazil for longer than has been claimed.…

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    COVID-19: PM says 40% of 80-year-olds have been vaccinated

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the success of vaccines against COVID-19 should ‘not be allowed to breed complacency about the state of the pandemic’. He said he didn’t want to have to impose further lockdown restrictions, but that now is the moment for maximum observance of the rules. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on…

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    Health Secretary says 'don't blow it now'

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock was expected to announce new lockdown restrictions but instead urged the public to stick to the current rules. With the vaccine roll-out in full swing, Mr Hancock asked people not to ‘flex the rules’. He also revealed the Government would not abolish support bubbles during the current lockdown. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos:…

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    COVID-19: Lockdown rules 'not boundaries to be pushed against'

    Lockdown rules in the UK are ‘not boundaries to be pushed against’, the vaccines minister has warned, as he admitted there was concern at non-compliance with social distancing measures in supermarkets. As the second week of England’s third national lockdown begins, ministers are considering how to achieve greater enforcement of social distancing and mask-wearing in supermarkets. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi…

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    COVID-19: Sir Keir Starmer says Labour will support the government, but that it acted too slowly

    Sir Keir Starmer said Labour will support the government on increased coronavirus restrictions, but it had been too slow to act. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: For more content go to and download our apps: Apple: Android Sky News videos are now available in Spanish…

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    COVID-19: Primary schools to remain shut in London

    The mayor of London Sadiq Khan and sources within Whitehall have confirmed that all primary schools will remain closed in London for the start of term. It’s a major U-turn from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, who had previously maintained that schools would return. It comes amid surging cases of coronavirus in boroughs across the city. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel…

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