Thursday, 21 October
Covid cases top 50,000 in the UK
The number of new coronavirus cases recorded in the UK reached 52,009 today, going over 50,000 for the first time since July. Former health secretary and chair of the Health and Social Committee Jeremy Hunt tells Laura, Chris and Fergus that we can expect a difficult winter unless the Government encouarges more people to get jabs and boosters.
Also the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, Maria Van Kerkhove says that countries need to think about the rest of the world before they roll out boosters for their own.
Today’s Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey, with Danny Wittenberg and Maz Ebtehaj. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.