The Prime Minister will make his third coronavirus announcement of the week in a different national televised address.
Boris Johnson spoke outside the country on Monday when he announced a new lockdown was imminent and chaired a press conference on Downing Street the next day.
Yesterday he spent an hour in parliament answering questions from MPs about the lockdown and the Covid crisis.
In a speech today, The Sun said he will endorse a new Army-led vaccine distribution plan drawn up by battlefield planners.
The Prime Minister will claim the plan could help him achieve his goal of vaccinating nearly 14 million of the UK’s most vulnerable people by February 15. Just over a million have been vaccinated so far, although new numbers are available today. reports The Mirror.
The UK reported that on Wednesday an additional 1,041 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 – the highest daily total reported since April 21.
There are currently record numbers with coronavirus in the hospital. Another 3,500 were recorded in England on Monday 4th January.
Boris Johnson, who received overwhelming support from MPs for the recent lockdown, warned that there was now a race between spreading the virus and delivering vaccines to the most vulnerable.
The House of Commons, which was called back from its Christmas break to vote on lockdown restrictions on Wednesday, voted with a 508 majority in favor of the measures, which could be in place by the end of March.
“After last year’s marathon, we are actually in a sprint, a race to vaccinate the vulnerable faster than the virus can reach them,” the Prime Minister told MPs.
“Every needle in every arm makes a difference.”
Boris Johnson will hold a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic tonight at 5 p.m.