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Covid live: ‘record-breaking’ numbers get booster jabs in England; arrests in Netherlands after lockdown protests | World news


Good morning. Caroline Davies here. I am going to be taking you through the latest coronavirus news and developments around the world today.

In the UK more than two million people received their Covid-19 booster in the past week, with health officials describing the numbers as record-breaking. NHS England said 2.1 million boosters were delivered between November 6-12, an increase on the 1.7 million boosters given out during the previous seven days.

A total of 2.7 million appointments were made on the National Booking Service in the past week – with more than three quarters of a million bookings made on Monday.

More than 10 million people in England have now received their booster vaccine since the programme began – including people who are clinically vulnerable, aged 50 and above, or who work in health and social care.

The latest figures come after Health Secretary Sajid Javid said last weekend that Covid-19 booster jabs, and first and second jabs, are part of a “national mission” to help avoid a return to coronavirus restrictions over Christmas.

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