We are launching an Antivirals Taskforce to identify treatments for UK patients who have been exposed to #Covid19
The taskforce will research innovative antiviral medicines and aim to roll out at least two effective treatments to patients by the end of the year.
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The UK's new Antivirals Taskforce will identify innovative COVID-19 treatments to reduce transmission and speed up recovery.
We aim to have at least 2 effective take-home treatments by the end of the year.
THREAD 1/2: COVID-19 press conference slides (20 April 2021)
1⃣ The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 in the UK
WATCH LIVE: COVID-19 press conference (20 April 2021)
⚫ @BorisJohnson, Prime Minister
⚫ Dr @NikkiKF, @NHSEngland https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1ZkKzeNRdYoxv
“Educating our children is the smartest investment the world can make…”
W/100 days until the Global Education Summit #GES2021, @BorisJohnson @10DowningStreet urges global leaders to #RaiseYourHand & help GPE raise $5 billion to keep millions of children in school & learning.
Earlier @OliverDowden and I met with representatives from the @FA, @PremierLeague and football fan groups to discuss action against the proposed European Super League.
No action is off the table and we are exploring every possibility to ensure these proposals are stopped.
It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to enjoy some more freedoms with family and friends since 12 April.
As we continue with our cautious roadmap, please follow the rules and remember hands, face, space and fresh air.
More than 10 million people in the UK have now received their second coronavirus vaccine dose.
Thank you to everyone involved in this extraordinary effort.
Please book your vaccine appointment if you are eligible.
A one minute silence will be observed at 3pm today in memory of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Prime Minister paid tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh yesterday at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
Today the Prime Minister visited Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth to pay his respects to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
He saw a naval officer passing out parade and observed a minute's silence in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.
Happy New Year to those celebrating #Puthandu.
Britain’s Tamil community makes an enormous, positive contribution to our society.
Once again, it remains important to celebrate safely and remember hands, face, space and fresh air.
Prime Minister @BorisJohnson wishing Sikhs in the UK and around the world all the joy and happiness of #Vaisakhi.
We have hit a hugely significant milestone by offering jabs to everyone in the nine highest risk groups, giving them the protection vaccines provide against COVID-19.
I want to thank everyone involved in the vaccine rollout, which has already saved many thousands of lives.
Prime Minister @BorisJohnson’s tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in the @HouseOfCommons.
Some coronavirus restrictions are being cautiously lifted across England today, as we move to Step 2 of our Roadmap.
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Prime Minister @BorisJohnson's full statement on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Global Travel Taskforce report has set out the approach to safely restart international travel. This will ensure businesses and the economy continue to grow as well as helping reconnect families across the globe.✈️
More on the report 👇https://www.gov.uk/government/news/global-travel-taskforce-sets-out-framework-to-safely-reopen-international-travel
‘Having the vaccine does not break your fast, it’s not considered nutrition.’
GP Dr @fhussain73 reassures all those observing #Ramadan, who are eligible for the #NHSCOVIDVaccine, that it is safe to get the vaccine during fasting.
Read more. https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/04/senior-nhs-figures-stress-muslims-can-get-covid-jab-in-ramadan/
6 million people have now had their second jab.
Yesterday over 400,000 second doses were given.
A huge thank you to everyone helping to make this happen – it is an incredible achievement that has already saved thousands of lives.
Prime Minister @BorisJohnson visited Cornwall to meet some of the businesses and retailers preparing to safely reopen on April 12th.
I am deeply concerned by the scenes of violence in Northern Ireland, especially attacks on PSNI who are protecting the public and businesses, attacks on a bus driver and the assault of a journalist. The way to resolve differences is through dialogue, not violence or criminality.