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Guidance on travel to Covid ‘hotspots’ changed without an announcement

Ministers are being urged to provide clarity after advising against all but essential travel into and out of eight areas where the Covid variant first identified in India is believed to be spreading fastest. According to the guidance, which appears to have been updated on May 21 and is not law, journeys to and from the affected areas should be avoided ‘unless essential’. Exemptions include travel for work, where working from home is not possible, and education. The update did not seem to have been accompanied by an official announcement and it is also understood that local leaders and public health directors were unaware of it – Guardian

Nearly 9,000 patients died after catching Covid on English hospital wards while being treated for something else – Mail

Facial recognition and biometric technology to be introduced at airports (under the guise of ending passport queues) – Times

Cambridge removes website where dons can be reported for ‘raising an eyebrow’ – Telegraph

Rural areas face threat of 400,000 new homes – Times

Iowa, Alabama governors sign laws banning vaccine passports – Epoch Times

COMMENT

It’s wrong to erase women for the rights of others – Suzanne Moore, Telegraph

We’ll never win Eurovision while the sneering elite who run the BBC treat it, and their viewers, with contempt – Dan Wootton, Mail

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