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Attempt to wiggle free from Covid self-isolation ends in warp-speed U-turn as Bojo and Rishi Sunak realise just how bad this looks

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18.07.2021

The prime minister’s horror show pandemic continues, as he was forced into a Fast & Furious-style handbrake turn – alongside Chancellor Rishi Sunak – over taking part in a Covid-19 pilot scheme that allows people to avoid self-isolation even after they come in contact with someone infected by the virus.

While nobody is pointing fingers at anyone, those high-level tete-a-tetes with Health Secretary Sajid Javid are probably responsible, after he announced on social media yesterday that he’d caught Covid-19 and was feeling “groggy.”

Javid’s video on Twitter is a nice touch, but maybe a few filters and a backing track (Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’, maybe) would boost his Likes and Subscribes. Memo: Comms team. Ideas for the 9am teams meet tomorrow.

Under the exemption, the PM and his chancellor could work as normal but would need to take daily tests as part of a trial being run in 20 public sector organisations including government departments.........

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