In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget

In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget

In BriefThe key figures in the spending plan outlined by the chancellor todayRishi Sunak today pledged to continue supporting workers and businesses through the Covid-19 crisis – but warned that repairing the long-term damage to the economy “will take time”. Delivering only his second budget as chancellor, after last autumn’s was cancelled owing to the pandemic, Sunak announced…

Will children be vaccinated against Covid?

Will children be vaccinated against Covid?

Getting to grips with . . .Return to school fuels questions about whether under-18s will get coronavirus jabsAs children across England prepare to head back to classrooms next week, anxious parents are asking when youngsters will be inoculated against Covid-19 – if at all.A trial was launched last month to determine the efficacy of the Oxford-AstraZeneca…

Covid vaccines can stop spread ‘almost completely’, latest data suggests

Covid vaccines can stop spread ‘almost completely’, latest data suggests

The latest on . . .Hopes of avoiding fourth UK lockdown grow as PHE boss welcomes ‘very good signs’ that jabs may halt outbreaksEarly data on the UK’s Covid vaccine rollout suggests that people who have been immunised “are not getting infected at all”, according to Public Health England’s head of immunisation.Dr Mary Ramsay told Radio 4’s Today programme…