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Matt Hancock discusses possible coronavirus vaccine passports

It comes as official data shows that 6.353 million people received their first COVID-19 jab in the UK. On Sunday, Britain recorded 30,004 new COVID-19 cases.

The UK also registered a further 610 deaths in the latest 24-hour period.

Ministers are currently contemplating the introduction of proposals to reopen parts of the country’s economy in April in a “halfway house” scenario, according to the Telegraph.

The measures would be unveiled under similar restrictions to those put in place over the summer.

This would include the rule of six restriction and measures to enforce social distancing.

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Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson previously suggested that England may return to a tiered system when lockdown ends (Image: getty)

UK lockdownBritain could see a three-month gradual reopening in April (Image: getty)

However, sources told the Telegraph that a full reopening is likely to be delayed for at least 12 to 14 weeks so that people over-50 can secure the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The paper reported that ministers want to reopen hospitality venues before the G7 summit in June.

The event will see world leaders come together in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

Coronavirus measures in the UK are expected to be eased in the run up to the summit including the reopening of pubs, restaurants and tourism.

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UK lockdownBritain recorded 30,004 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Image: getty)

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