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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid booster jab campaign launched AND Queen spends night in hospital

 

COVID BOOSTER JAB: A media blitz has been launched by the Government encouraging people to take up Covid-nineteen booster jabs.

The nationwide advertising campaign will run on outdoor billboards, broadcast and community radio and TV to support the national vaccine drive. It comes as an estimated four point seven million booster doses of the Covid vaccine have been delivered in the UK.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for "preliminary investigations". The ninety-five-year-old monarch, who was ordered to rest by doctors and advised to miss a trip to Northern Ireland, returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime on Thursday and remains in "good spirits".

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits.”

The head of state’s trip to central London’s private King Edward VII’s Hospital, which began on Wednesday afternoon, was kept a secret but the Palace issued a statement on Thursday evening after The Sun newspaper broke the news.

It was the monarch’s first overnight hospital stay in eight years.

More disadvantaged pupils and children who have arrived from Afghanistan will receive laptops and tablets as part of a one hundred and twenty six million pound funding package. An additional half a million devices will be provided to schools, colleges and councils in England over the coming months to help young people, who are not in class due to Covid, to access their lessons.

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