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UK: People deleting app after isolation warning, country heading for summer chaos

Christian Fernsby |
Boris Johnson has swerved growing concern over how the government is going to prevent people deleting the NHS Test and Trace App to avoid having to self-isolate when Covid infections surge this summer.

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Johnson thanked people for self-isolating when notified by the NHS app.

He gave no indication of how the government planned to discourage people from deleting the app.

Sajid Javid, the health secretary, announced on Tuesday that from 16 August, fully vaccinated people will no longer have to self-isolate when they come into contact with people who have tested positive for the illness.

However, coronavirus cases are expected to surge into the hundreds of thousands between now and then, and most young people will not be fully vaccinated until September.

This has led to warnings that the country is heading for a summer of chaos, with millions of people being notified by the NHS app that they need to self-isolate.


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