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Covid-19 coronavirus: Senior Tories urge Boris Johnson to cut quarantine to five days

New Zealand Herald Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus: Senior Tories urge Boris Johnson to cut quarantine to five daysQuarantine periods in Britain should be slashed to just five days by using Covid-19 testing that would catch nearly nine in 10 cases, senior Tory MPs say.The have urged Boris Johnson to adopt the move in a letter ahead of next week's...
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Matt Hancock has told MPs that the Tier 3 restrictions imposed before thesecond national lockdown in England were not strong enough. The Prime Ministerhas since unveiled beefed-up tiered restrictions which are due to come intoplace next month. Mr Hancock told a joint session of the Health and SocialCare Committee and Science and Technology Committee: “The trigger thatpersuaded me that we needed to go into national lockdown, having beenessentially the architect of the tiered system and a big supporter of it, wasthat we saw case rates going up suddenly and quite sharply in almost everypart of England."

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