uropean Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said the EU was “ready to discuss” a US proposal for waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines.

It comes as a study, published in The Lancet, showed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine have proved more than 95 per cent effective against infection, hospitalisation and death from Covid-19 in Israel.

Tui said its cheapest package will be available for just £20, and include a lateral flow test and PCR test, which will be a requirement for people returning to or visiting England from green list destinations under new Government rules.

Older black adults remain the ethnic group least likely to have received a coronavirus vaccine, with figures suggesting around three in 10 have not been inoculated.

The lowest rates were estimated among those aged 50 and over identifying as black Caribbean and black African, at 66.8% and 71.2% respectively, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

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