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The chief medical officer for England has warned any contact could transmit Covid-19, and advised people to meet outdoors and maintain distance to reduce the risk at Easter.
Chris Whitty, who was talking from the new Downing Street conference room with Boris Johnson and Patrick Vallance, the UK government’s chief scientific adviser, also warned against grandparents hugging their grandchildren. Even if people have had two doses and therefore have a good level of protection, he said, many younger people will not have been fully vaccinated, and could still transmit the virus
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