The Times – Just 1 in 200 amber list travellers have virus
Summary of Today's Paper
Just 1 in 200 amber list travellers have virus
The Times says fewer than one in 200 people from countries on the UK’s amber list is testing positive for covid when they return. The paper quotes Tory MPs and travel experts as saying the border rules are too strict, and travellers with both jabs should be exempt from self-isolation. The paper says that ministers could announce a policy exempting vaccinated passengers from the rules as early as next Monday when the UK’s traffic light system is set to be reviewed.
The Times says Boris Johnson held a rousing zoom call with four members of the British Olympic team yesterday, wishing them luck for the Games.
The Times says Italy has followed France to impose compulsory vaccination as a condition for access to public spaces and events
The Times says six women have been expelled from a municipal swimming pool in Grenoble and fined for wearing “burkini” full-body bathing suits in a protest against anti-Muslim discrimination.
The Times says the White House and senior US health officials are debating whether to urge a return to masks, including for fully vaccinated Americans to combat Delta variant surge
The Times says workers in 2,000 warehouses and supermarket distribution centres who are identified as contacts of people with Covid will be covered by the testing scheme