new law for the protection of police officers and nurses as well as a briefing war on Downing Street are splashed across the front pages.
The Government has announced those who kill an emergency services worker while committing crime will be given mandatory life jail sentences, according to the Daily Express and the Daily Mail.
The Independent says experts have claimed ministers in England have “lost the message” over Covid-19, with scientists warning Downing Street to take the virus “more seriously” amid high case numbers.
AstraZeneca’s jab may offer longer-lasting immunity than other vaccines, reports The Daily Telegraph, which also quotes the firm’s chief executive Pascal Soriot as saying giving the shot developed with Oxford to the elderly could be one of the reasons the UK is not seeing “so many hospitalisations relative to Europe”.
The Times, meanwhile, says health chiefs have drawn up plans to cut NHS waiting lists by moving the sick around the country.
Returning to Downing Street, where the i reports on an “undercurrent of mistrust” in a briefing war between the Prime Minister’s and Chancellor’s teams.