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Half of Britons with tell-tale Covid-19 symptoms may not have the disease, study suggests

Half of Britons with tell-tale coronavirus symptoms such as a fever and persistent cough may not actually have the disease, a study by Public Health England has suggested. The body looked at 1,000 people who thought they had recovered from Covid-19 over summer after suffering the disease’s most common symptoms. But 49 per cent of the participants tested negative for the virus – Mail

Pub-goers head home with extra supplies after being turfed out across England as first 10pm Covid curfew forces bars and restaurants to close early – Mail

More than 40 Tory backbenchers back rebel bid to force vote on future lockdown measures – Telegraph

Only one in five with symptoms self-isolates – Times

In the week Boris told a battered Britain it was in for another six months of Covid winter misery, his partner Carrie Symonds enjoys five-star Italian holiday at £600-a-night Lake Como hotel with son Wilfred and three friends – Mail

Furlough replacement: Job fears as Rishi Sunak scales back rescue plan – Times


A Brexit deal is within touching distance – James Forsyth, Times

This cure is worse than the disease – Dr John Lee, Mail

Now the Government wants to cancel Christmas for students, what crackpot policy will we have next? – Judith Woods, Telegraph

A passport to Tunbridge Wells! The Government insists there will be no hard border in Ireland but there will be one in Kent, apparently – Richard Littlejohn, Mail

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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