The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, is leading a Downing Street briefing on coronavirus tonight.

It is scheduled to begin at 5pm.

And the briefing is being held as phase two of the vaccine priority list was announced by the government today. The first priority is all adults aged 40 to 49, but it will mean all adults over 18 being jabbed.

The government said it hopes to finish phase one, focusing on adults over 50s, health and social workers, and clinically vulnerable adults, by April 15.

They also hope that all adults over 18 will be offered a vaccine dose by the end of July.

Mr Hancock is likely to update the nation on the vaccine roll out, as well as the latest situation on the pandemic.

He will be joined on the podiums by England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, and Dr Susan Hopkins, the senior medical adviser at NHS England.

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