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Britons vaccinated against Covid could require tax-funded QR codes to travel

People who have received Covid jabs could be given scannable QR codes allowing them to leave the country in ‘passport’ schemes being funded by the taxpayer. Logifect, a firm handed £62,000 in grants by the agency InnovateUK, has designed a phone app, due to launch next month, that allows Britons to show confirmation of their vaccinations. iProov and Mvine, two companies given a £75,000 grant for their joint drive, are working on digital ‘certificates’ that would allow people to prove their immunity when asked – Telegraph

PM refuses to rule out longer lockdown if South African strain spreads – Times

Facebook will take down posts with claims about vaccines it believes to be false – Epoch Times

Oxford vaccine may be only 10 per cent effective against South African variant – Telegraph

UK editors call on ministers to protect freedom of information – Guardian

Hotels rebel over ‘open-ended’ quarantine into summer – Telegraph

Home Office admits 15,000 people deleted from police records – Guardian

Twitter considering subscription fees as way to diversity revenue – Epoch Times

COMMENT

While medics and shopkeepers refuse to be bowed by Covid-19, teaching unions are making outrageous demands before returning to the classroom… Don’t our children deserve better? – Laura Perrins, Mail

Boris Johnson once boasted that his political hero was the mayor from Jaws. But just when you thought it was safe… Richard Littlejohn, Mail

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