Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was "excellent news" that a third coronavirus vaccine had been approved for use in the UK. It is made by US company Moderna and works in a similar way to the Pfizer one already being offered on the NHS. The UK has pre-ordered 17 million doses of the Moderna vaccine - 10 million more than planned - but supplies are not expected to arrive until spring. It is the last Covid vaccine with final trial data published. This is excellent news and comes as a further 1,325 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test - the biggest figure reported in a single day since the pandemic began. It means there have been just short of 80,000 deaths by that measure - as another 68,053 new cases were recorded. Public Health England said the number of deaths would "continue to rise until we stop the spread". The government launched a new campaign in England urging people to "act like you've got" the virus. The campaign, including an advert fronted by England's chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, is intended to remind the public Covid is spreading fast, with large numbers showing no symptoms. The spread of Covid in London is "out of control" according to Sadiq Khan, who declared a "major incident". The coronavirus infection rate in London has exceeded 1,000/100,000 people, based on the latest figures from Public Health England. However, the Office for National Statistics recently estimated as many as one in 30 Londoners has coronavirus. A fair bit of constituency correspondence and matters to attend to. This third lockdown is going to hit many families very hard indeed. Finally, up north across the border, Alex Salmond has accused Nicola Sturgeon of misleading parliament, calling evidence she gave to an inquiry into the handling of sexual harassment claims against him "simply untrue". I don't think they like each other!