image captionPrime Minister Boris Johnson has celebrated a “crucial milestone” after all older people in English care homes were offered a coronavirus vaccine, the Times reports. The paper says that figures on Monday are expected to show that the NHS has reached some 10,000 care homes with older residents. A small number have reportedly had their visits deferred because of local coronavirus outbreaks. Meanwhile, images of Captain Sir Tom Moore feature prominently on most front pages after he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus.
image captionFollowing the care home rollout, the Daily Telegraph says Mr Johnson is pledging to “accelerate” the programme across the population. Across the UK, nearly nine million people have received their first dose, including a record 598,389 on Saturday. Meanwhile, Britain will prioritise offering spare vaccines to Ireland once stocks are secured for the UK rollout, the paper adds.
image captionElsewhere, Brussels is trying to reassure its allies after sparking international anger over plans to curb vaccine exports, the Financial Times reports. New measures give EU member states and the European Commission powers to block vaccine shipments from companies that also have contracts to supply the EU. Canada and Japan have raised concerns over the new export rules, and South Korea has warned governments against grabbing more vaccines than they need, the paper adds.
image caption“UK breaks vaccination record with 600,000 jabs in a day” is the headline leading the i’s front page. Nearly 1% of the population has been vaccinated in a single day, the paper reports, with the effects of the vaccination programme expected to be apparent in two weeks. However, health chiefs have warned that the easing of lockdown should be gradual, the paper adds.
image captionThe Daily Express celebrates Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s comments that the growing pace of the vaccine rollout means the UK is set for a great summer.
image captionHowever, it will take months for the NHS in England to return to normal service after the Covid crisis ends, the Guardian reports, as the workforce is “exhausted and traumatised”. The paper quotes a major hospitals boss who warned that “very large numbers” of staff will go on long-term sick leave or quit. Cancelled surgeries will also take time to return to normal, the report continues.
image captionMetro leads with news that Sir Tom Moore is in hospital. The 100-year-old World War Two veteran, who raised millions for NHS charities last year, became ill after returning from a Christmas trip to Barbados, the paper adds. His daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said he had been suffering from pneumonia for several weeks and tested positive for Covid-19 last week.
image captionOn Sir Tom’s admission to hospital, the Daily Mirror quotes the PM, who said: “You’ve inspired the whole nation and I know we are all wishing you a full recovery.”
image caption“Pray for Tom” is the headline on the front of the Sun, accompanied by a picture of him walking. His daughter, Ms Ingram-Moore, said he was not in intensive care and thanked medics doing “all they can” to make him comfortable.
image captionMeanwhile, the Daily Mail leads with the financial and career impact the pandemic is expected to have on children, according to an economic research group. Pupils missing classes during the pandemic could face up to £350bn in lost earnings over their careers, a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts. Children who have lost six months of normal education could lose an average of £40,000 in income in their lifetime, the report adds.
image captionAnd the Daily Star says that a “gut-busting” new pill that captures fat in food and stops it turning into calories will soon be available.