MATT Hancock announced that UK has secured five million doses of Moderna Covid vaccine and explained the expansion on the testing capacity.
The health secretary revealed that Britain has secured five million doses of Moderna vaccine that's 94.5 per cent effective.
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What did Matt Hancock say in today's press briefing?
Matt Hancock announced the opening of 40 new long Covid NHS clinics by the end of November.
The health secretary also said that UK has ordered five million Moderna vaccines, which early data suggests is up to 94.5 per cent effective.
The jab is not expected to be available in the UK until next spring as US ramps up its supply chain.
Mr Hancock announced an expansion on the testing capacity in the UK with new labs to provide 600,000 extra tests.
Matt Hancock stepped in to deliver at Downing Street address while the Prime Minister is self-isolating.
The Health Secretary told BBC Radio 4 it was crucial that the PM follows the rules as it was possible people can catch coronavirus twice.
Mr Hancock said: "The Prime Minister is following exactly the same rules as every other person in the country."
What did Dr Susan Hopkins say?
During the press conference PHE director Dr Susan Hopkins said Tier 1 wasn't working and that the system may need to be strengthened in order to "get us through the winter months".
It was suggested that the Tier 1 rules may be tougher when England emerges from the second lockdown on December 2.
Matt Hancock added: "It's not about whether there is a Tier system but what about measures are in each Tier."
But he mentioned that no such discussions have taken place yet in No10.
What time was today's press conference?
Matt Hancock's press conference was held at 5.00pm.
You can watch coverage on The Sun website.
The conference will also be covered on BBC One.
It will also be available for viewing on news outlets.
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