Meanwhile, people who have been double jabbed face missing out on holidays abroad because NHS errors mean their second vaccination has not been recorded.
A Telegraph investigation found a number of people who have had two doses say they have no official proof. Health officials said errors could happen if vaccine staff failed to press a final “save”.
It came as researchers claimed that Covid may have been circulating in Italy as early as October 2019, two months before China alerted the world to the new disease.
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EU ‘seeks to undermine UK sovereignty’ in Gibraltar
Dominic Raab has accused Brussels of trying to “undermine the UK’s sovereignty” in Gibraltar with proposals to put in place Spanish border guards. The Foreign Secretary’s heated intervention came after the European Commission published its plan for how Gibraltar’s border should be manned in the wake of Brexit. A Foreign Office source said it would amount to “Spanish boots on the ground” in Gibraltar and would be rejected. It came the day before ministers are expected to warn Brussels to change the Northern Ireland Protocol or face its collapse. For more political analysis, I can recommend our Beyond Brexit Bulletin.
The inside story of Prince Harry’s ghost writer
He bared his soul to Oprah, bantered with James Corden and launched a podcast. Now Prince Harry is set to reveal all in print, announcing the publication of his “intimate and heartfelt memoir”. But he is not solely writing the book, having employed the award-winning journalist and author JR Moehringer. Marianka Swain explains why readers should be salivating – and the Palace should be very afraid. And Harry Mount says it is time Harry closed the book on trading off his family name.
The end of lockdown: What Front Page readers think
What are you changing about your life after Covid restrictions ended in England? We asked Front Page readers to tell us what you are thankful for. This week, we are sharing some of your contributions:
“I have been lucky, continuing to paint at work during lockdown. But it’s a pleasure to welcome visitors. Social interaction is rewarding and fun.”
Andy Hawkins, 71, Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire
Also in the news: Today’s other headlines
Migrant surge | Britain paid the French an extra £54 million last night to combat the surge in Channel migrants as more than 700 overran the Border Force and reached the UK in two days. RNLI rescue craft, fishing vessels and even a TV crew helped Border Force vessels deal with the record numbers of migrants crossing the perilous shipping lanes. Home Affairs Editor Charles Hymas explains what the money will be spent on.
Around the world: Arrests over spyware claims
Security forces carry away a politician after India’s opposition party disrupted parliament yesterday, demanding an investigation into reports the government used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to snoop on scores of journalists and activists. Meanwhile, it has been claimed that French president Emmanuel Macron was a target of the spyware. View more striking pictures of the day from around the world in our gallery.