NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Sir Lenny Henry urges black Britons to get covid jab & record march temperatures!
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined world leaders in calling for an international pandemic treaty.
The health of future generations and the ability to deal with future pandemics must be highly co-ordinated leaders have said. Johnson, alongside 23 other world leaders including France's Macron and Angela Merkel from Germany signed the joint letter.
Comedian Sir Lenny Henry has written urging black Britons to take the coronavirus vaccine. In the open letter, Sir Lenny told people to "trust the facts" and be warey of misinformation. It comes as figures from the ONS suggest vaccination rates amongst Black Brits are lower than their white peers.
Temperatures soared across the UK on the hottest March day since 1968. Highs of 24 degrees were seen across parts of London and the Midlands and follows the easing of restrictions across England and Wales.
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