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Self-Isolation Rules Ease as U.K. Faces 100,000 Cases a Day

  • Officials overhaul rules for contacts of positive cases
  • Double-vaccinated contacts no longer need to isolate at home
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WATCH: PM Boris Johnson announces plans to end social distancing and capacity limits at venues in England.Source: Bloomberg
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The U.K. government set out plans to relax self-isolation rules that had been designed to stop the spread of Covid-19, amid warnings that infection rates could rocket to 100,000 new cases per day.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced that from Aug. 16, “anyone who is a close contact of a positive case will no longer have to self-isolate if they have been fully vaccinated.” The same rule will apply to under-18s, who are not currently being vaccinated, he said.