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Test and trace was abandoned because system ‘could only cope with five coronavirus cases a week’

The abandonment of routine testing for coronavirus occurred in Britain because health systems were incapable of processing more than five cases a week, newly-released Sage papers reveal. Modelling has suggested this could only be raised to fifty a week, which would still be far from demand – Sunday Telegraph

Calls to lift lockdown in UK care homes over fears for residents’ mental health – Observer

Sajid Javid warns of surge in child sex abuse due to ‘perfect storm’ created by lockdown – Sunday Telegraph

MPs seek to ban late abortions for cleft lip and palate – Sunday Times

Doubts over new A-level grading – Sunday Times

Protesters with signs demanding ‘abolish the police’ and claiming ‘riot is the language of the unheard’ gather in London and promise more tomorrow after the death of George Floyd in the US – Mail on Sunday


Sack Dominic Cummings for his wild midnight ride to Durham? Only if you want a longer lockdown – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

We are sleepwalking from one denial of our liberties into an even more insidious phase – Janet Daley, Sunday Telegraph

Theatre is stumbling towards the final act. We must rescue it – James Graham, Sunday Times

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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