UK Covid live news: MHRA should issue new guidance on AstraZeneca vaccine urgently, says health committee chair

Latest updates: call comes after trial of AstraZeneca vaccine on children aged six to 17 is paused amid concerns over links to very rare blood clots

Sir Keir Starmer has been speaking to journalists on his visit to Plymouth. These are from Sky’s Joe Pike.

NEW: Keir Starmer says there will be an announcement about the Astra Zeneca vaccine later today. Fits with speculation MHRA will report this afternoon.

In a pool interview for UK broadcasters Starmer also says:

-Govt's vaccine passport policy is a 'complete mess'.
-'We do not support the govt's plans in their current form'.
-It is 'changing on an almost daily basis... there isn't a real plan around this'.

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