Boris Johnson ‘looking into’ cutting Covid isolation to five days

The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson ‘looking into’ cutting Covid isolation to five days” – below is their description.

Boris Johnson is considering cutting the Covid isolation period to five days from seven in the wake of an intervention from the Chancellor.

Rishi Sunak is among the majority of Cabinet members who favour a reduction in the existing isolation requirements, The Telegraph reported last night.

Asked whether a policy change was imminent during a visit to a vaccination site this morning, Mr Johnson said: “Yes, of course, we’re looking at that and we’ll act according to the science as we always have.

“But what I would say to everybody is that omicron is still out there, it’s incredibly contagious, everybody will know somebody who has had it, it can be pretty unpleasant. Sadly, as you know, 90 per cent of the people who are in the ICU with Covid have not been vaccinated and it’s absolutely vital that everybody gets their booster.”

Lateral flow tests form an important line of defence and will remain free “for as long as is necessary”, Mr Johnson added.

Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ► https://bit.ly/3idrdLH

Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/

Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.

The Telegraph YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - The Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, known online as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as Daily Telegraph & Courier.

Recent from The Telegraph:

Yacht worth £6m goes up in flames in Torquay

EXCLUSIVE: ‘We’ve got to move or we’ll die’: Tory MP’s son on the front line in Ukraine

EXCLUSIVE: ‘We’ve got to move now or we’re gonna die!’: Son of Tory MP under heavy fire in Ukraine

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

Olympic gymnast Lisa Mason discusses the mainstream media’s coverage of Covid

Slack CEO: The office is not ‘going back to the way that it was’

Beijing to relax curbs as community transmissions cleared

China starts harvest season with driverless harvesters

The pandemic through the eyes of artists | COVID-19 Special

In This Story: Omicron

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 (also known as B.1.1.529) has been declared a Variant of Concern.

The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529 – which is known as Omicron – the group declared the variant a Variant of Concern.

5 Recent Items: Omicron

WA entering the ‘final quarter’ of its Omicron outbreak, according to disease experts | ABC News

How bad is COVID in North Korea? | Start Here

Art Basel Hong Kong Attracts Young Collectors With NFTs, Virtual Walkthroughs

Pfizer Covid Vaccine for Kids Under 5 Seems Protective in Early Data

Pfizer reports data on 3-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children under five

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

Posting....