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PM braces for ‘interrogation’ amid summer Covid predictions
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PM braces for ‘interrogation’ amid summer Covid predictions

Boris Johnson is heading for a COVID showdown with MPs amid a backlash over a six-week wait for the ending of self-isolation rules. Conservative MPs and business leaders have reacted furiously after Health Secretary Sajid Javid said children and fully vaccinated adults will have to follow current self-isolation rules until 16 August. This means they will have to stay at home for 10 days if they come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said infections could rise to more than 100,000 cases a day in August, meaning millions of Britons could get COVID-19 over the summer. With the latest figures from NHS Test and Trace suggesting that an average of about three close contacts are being identified for every confirmed case ...