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Mandatory Covid tests for five-year-olds for family holidays to go-ahead

Grant Shapps is facing a backlash over mandatory PCR tests for children as young as five as part of plans to scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated holidaymakers visiting amber countries from July 19. Parents and academics claimed it was unnecessary and potentially harmful to test such young children, while tourism chiefs warned the extra costs for holidays could price many families out of foreign travel – Telegraph

First year of pandemic claimed lives of 25 youngsters in England – Guardian

NHS Covid app to be made less sensitive after 60 per cent rise in ‘pings’ – Times

Give refuseniks €300 Covid jab reward, Germany urged – Times

English workplaces to be free to drop use of masks and social distancing – Financial Times

Utah Black Lives Matter founder faces backlash for calling US flag ‘symbol of hatred’ – Epoch Times


Why doctors like me have chosen to delete the NHS Test and Trace app – Dr Max Pemberton, Mail

The loss of true boredom is one of the tragedies of modern life – Jemima Lewis, Telegraph

How the Left has bullied Britain into going for woke – Leo McKinstry, Mail

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