Some optimistic news is mixed with the bleak in the UK’s fight against Covid-19 on the nation’s Friday front pages.
The Daily Mirror reports on chemists joining the push to vaccinate Britain against the coronavirus.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 14, 2021
The Daily Mail heralds another upbeat angle with a headline of: “At last… Infection rates in retreat”.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) January 14, 2021
The Daily Express follows suit, reporting the “tide is turning” in the coronavirus battle.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 14, 2021
And the number of vaccinations will be more than doubled in the UK next week, the i reports, with a target of half a million jabs a day.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) January 14, 2021
However, The Daily Telegraph splashes on a “shocking” rise in coronavirus outbreaks in care homes, with cases having “more than trebled in a month” due to delays in the vaccine rollout.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) January 14, 2021
Metro and The Independent lead on a crisis concerning hospital bed availability, saying 4.5 million people are now on waiting lists across the nation.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) January 14, 2021
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) January 14, 2021
And The Guardian says Boris Johnson’s plan to test millions of pupils every week are in disarray.
Guardian front page, Friday 15 January 2021: Mass school Covid testing not approved by regulator pic.twitter.com/QzTsWN6tnH
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 14, 2021
In other news, The Times says 150,000 arrest records have been wiped off police databases in a technology blunder, meaning some offenders might be allowed to go free.
The Times 15/1/2021Clydesdale horses enjoy a workout after the Scottish Borders woke to a whiteout yesterday. More freezing weather is forecast this weekend.. Photo : Phil Wilkinson. #tomorrowspaperstoday#thetimes #buyapaper @thetimespic.twitter.com/8GTXVM572c
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) January 14, 2021
The Financial Times says the 48-hour week is at risk due to plans to “tear up” the EU worker rights regime.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) January 14, 2021
Katie Price has made the decision to put her disabled son Harvey into care, according to The Sun.
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 14, 2021
And the Daily Star reports on the American man who cannot cash in a Bitcoin fortune as he has forgotten a password.