Boris Johnson’s Covid messaging fuelling pingdemic confusion, former Health Secretary says

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Former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell said the prime minister needs to be clearer about the messaging around isolating, as hundreds of thousands of Britons are pinged by the NHS Covid app.

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