UK Covid live news: new daily cases hit 6,238 as R value rises to between 1.0 and 1.2

Latest updates: cases increase by more than 1,000 in one day; R number rise means pandemic is growing

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Here’s a roundup of the key developments from today:

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Hancock also said “tough” rules were needed on international travel in order to protect the progress made by the vaccine programme.

Hancock was asked on Friday whether Britons were being asked to sacrifice a holiday abroad in exchange for greater freedoms at home.

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