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Hancock: Vaccines 'effective' at tackling India variant but cases are on the rise - LIVE
17 May 2021, 10:43 | Updated: 17 May 2021, 20:11
Matt Hancock has said early data shows vaccines are “effective” at tackling Indian Covid-19 variant, and people aged 37 and over can book jabs from tomorrow - follow all the latest updates here.
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