Why ministers stuck to 19 July for lifting England’s Covid rules

Posted by on July 6, 2021 4:48 pm
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Analysis: a further delay in a bid to contain the rapid rise in the infection rate would present its own problems

“Freedom is in our sights once again!” Sajid Javid told Conservative MPs on Tuesday, as he announced that double-jabbed people will not be required to quarantine from 16 August if they come in contact with a Covid sufferer.

That mid-August date was the one concession to caution in a package of measures for “freedom day” that was more liberal than many at Westminster had expected, and has led Labour to accuse the government of being reckless.

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