Boris urges eligible over-50s to come forward for their booster jabs

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Britain’s daily Covid hospitalisations today breached 1,000 for the first time in six weeks, but SAGE scientists insisted it was ‘highly unlikely’ the NHS would be overwhelmed by the virus this winter even without restrictions in advice that justifies No10’s bold decision to reject immediately resorting to ‘Plan B’. Latest hospitalisations showed 1,065 Covid-infected people were admitted to wards on October 18, up 28 per cent in a week. Department of Health bosses also posted another 49,298 cases as infections jumped by a tenth in a week, and deaths rose by a quarter to 180. But Boris Johnson today echoed the optimism of his advisers during a trip to a vaccine clinic, adding that the current numbers were ‘fully in line’ with what was expected. He admitted working from home and light measures were being ‘kept under constant review’ but ruled out another lockdown. ‘We see absolutely nothing to indicate that that is on the cards at all,’ the Prime Minister added.

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