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Covid-19: Ministers urge parents to get children vaccinated - BBC News


  1. In a letter to parents, the health and education secretaries have urged adults to persuade their children to get vaccinated
  2. Sajid Javid and Nadhim Zahawi say getting jabbed is "one of the best things young people can do to protect themselves and those around them"
  3. As of 04:00 BST, the UK's travel red list has been cut from 54 countries to seven
  4. It ends hotel quarantine rules for people arriving from South Africa, Mexico, Brazil and other countries
  5. Separately, fully vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK from 37 other countries will also have to comply with fewer rules
  6. An AstraZeneca antibody therapy can reduce the chances of high-risk people developing severe, life-threatening Covid, clinical trial results show
  7. In Wales, NHS Covid passes are now compulsory for entry to big events or nightclubs