Covid: UK isolation period shortened to 10 days
11/12/2020 | news | health | 1,294
The change will apply to contacts of coronavirus cases and people quarantining after travel.
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11/12/2020 12:29:51 16 29
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I'm one of the 80+% who ignored being asked to isolate. I mean the text message I got from 'Track and trace' was a full 7 days after any potential contact. I did get tested straightaway and it came back negative. After that I thought 'Fu** em.
Who uses the app any more anyway or gives correct details? I dont want to have to stop working just because I was in bluetooth range of someone whilst out walking? Removed
Completely unnecessary. My god the gullible lot in this world need to give their head a wobble believing this minor flu is so deadly. Hands up who isn't having a vaccine. The human race has survived this far without needing a bogus injection for Covid. I think i will take my chances ta. Maybe if i take a knee for it, blame Farage or Trump or Brexit then it will go away. Wa(o)ke up people. Removed
Don't suppose anybody can give me the figures of people who have died BECAUSE of Covid and not WITH it can they? No because they don't exist. Removed
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11/12/2020 12:44:38 4 1
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Any consideration for those who have died of it, or their families??
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11/12/2020 12:47:52 1 1
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And here are the stats for the country of origin of that fairy tale :-

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
i just love the new woke normal ,diversity street taking a knee near you soon ......
maybe you'll be required to take a knee before a test :)

covid lives matter
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11/12/2020 12:51:34 0 3
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I know, those silly people suggesting racism is a bad thing.
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11/12/2020 12:28:48 1 17
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You see all these white middle-class fuddy duddies going, ‘Oh, we’ve got to find the new equivalent’. They’re looking in Oxford and Cambridge. No. Dr Dre, yeah. Ice T. They’re the equivalent of Wordsworth
Completely unnecessary. My god the gullible lot in this world need to give their head a wobble believing this minor flu is so deadly. Hands up who isn't having a vaccine. The human race has survived this far without needing a bogus injection for Covid. I think i will take my chances ta. Maybe if i take a knee for it, blame Farage or Trump or Brexit then it will go away. Wa(o)ke up people. Removed
Don't suppose anybody can give me the figures of people who have died BECAUSE of Covid and not WITH it can they? No because they don't exist. Removed
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11/12/2020 12:44:32 4 1
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So more than 60,000 excess deaths are plainly down to more people picking their noses and bleeding to death then - Jeez the amoebas are out in force
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11/12/2020 12:47:13 4 1
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You misunderstand how deaths are reported. Doctors will never say someone died OF Cancer. They will say that someone died WITH Cancer. Why would they do something different just to please deniers?
Is anyone still bothering with all this nonsense? Removed
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11/12/2020 12:48:04 1 3
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Yes, mainstream media unfortunately.
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11/12/2020 12:52:58 1 1
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Caring about others? Yes people are still bothering.
Breaking News - Nichola announces it will be 10.5 days in Scotland Removed
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11/12/2020 13:12:39 157 30
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It's funny because it's true.

It'll be 9 in Wales though because I don't think Mark Drakeford can count past 10.
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11/12/2020 13:33:37 8 3
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You mean 9.5 if your a member of the SNP!
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11/12/2020 13:35:53 8 21
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Actually it is England who are usually deciding to have different rules. Like they decided to have then not have exams despite the Scottish gov going through the same thing a few weeks earlier. Why is this not seen as being different for being difference's sake?
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11/12/2020 13:36:01 4 17
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That would make sense as a snarky remark if the point wasn't to reduce the bloody time, think in the future you and the person beneath you, an escalation in this case would be to make the number lower, the iq on people these days.
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11/12/2020 13:42:13 18 8
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You're so right! Drakeford and Sturgeon just being converse and obtuse to look as important as they can be, which isn't a lot.
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11/12/2020 13:55:39 9 22
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Such blatant lies, not supported by the article or anything else are neither funny nor helpful to anyone. Yet still there are upticks. No wonder there are difficulties in getting people to do sensible things for their own others' health.
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11/12/2020 14:13:13 6 4
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It’s already 10 days in Wales. Do keep up.
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11/12/2020 14:29:57 4 3
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Haha - so true!

But not before Nichola has had a good rant about 10 days being the wrong number and how everybody else (apart from her) is clueless and irresponsible...
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11/12/2020 15:12:29 0 2
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Savage but fair comment. You guys are making 2020 better. Loving the comment
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11/12/2020 16:00:54 3 4
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Do powerful women scare you little boy?
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11/12/2020 18:35:27 0 0
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Free of Boris and his gang soon. tick tock, tick tock
hey bbc what about a lovely hys on barbara windsor and all the massive amount of contribution to uk tv over the years be nice to hear stories from people that met her ,but no that's far to nice isn't it ,we need to keep the doom and gloom up misery gets clicks hey

r.i.p and thankyou for all the laughs ,what a crush i had on you as a kid x much love the windsor family x
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I think on these forums the BBC lets through 100% of remainer type comments

and only 50% leaver type of comments the disappear into the either never to be seen again .

this happens to my post often even though they are on thread

could just be leaver type comments are blocked first 200 or so

that it appears the remain comments are the most popular

because they are always the first 50
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11/12/2020 12:58:11 8 2
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I have a simpler explanation. Only 50% of the population still believe in Unicorns.
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11/12/2020 13:01:49 2 4
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Strangest thing to happen today. Had to take the cat to the vet this morning because she came in with a cut paw. £80, but no issues with getting him seen to, and no vets hiding under the table.
Compare that to our GP. I think he is frightened of answering the phone in case the virus transmits down the line.
I have stopped taking this virus seriously now. The fear junkies have made me this way.
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Bob
11/12/2020 13:02:37 3 1
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Paranoid?
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11/12/2020 13:05:55 2 1
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Or maybe some folk are too dim to press the refresh button ?

F5 on a Windows PC.

Mind you, I bet you use a ZX Spectrum still.
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11/12/2020 12:57:22 1 1
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There is no science to this anymore at all. none. its fear and politics.
Vallance already admitted that the 10pm curfew rule was policy driven and not backed by evidence. Vallance and Witty both censured by the ONS for misleading stats regarding death projections and had to apologise. Vallance clear conflict of interests regarding commercial interests in big pharma.

They have no credibility other than as government shills and quite frankly should be ignored.
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11/12/2020 13:12:41 3 1
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What?? You mean that the High Priests of Covid have been telling fibs....that doesn't sound like the sort of thing chaps from Imperial should be doing.
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11/12/2020 13:26:44 0 2
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All the policies the Government are following are exactly the same as most countries are following. The 10pm curfew is what has been imposed by these countries, as has the policy of only allowing pubs and restaurants to just have single households, and have to have a substantial meal. The U.K. isn’t doing anything different
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11/12/2020 12:55:16 1 1
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Great news as my daughter will now be able to see her boyfriend fours earlier, having not seen him since February
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11/12/2020 13:26:01 0 8
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2021 will see food shortages and increased prices. Then idiots panic buying loo roll, when 95% of this is made in the UK!

Also no idea when this virus will end.

We should shout Crappy New Year instead of Happy. It isn’t going to be a happy one
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11/12/2020 13:23:09 87 16
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Some people need to self isolate for life. Nothing to do with the virus or any health conditions. But due to their own stupidity and ignorance.
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11/12/2020 13:47:45 1 3
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What about someone who comes into close contact with someone who has covid. Can they end their isolation on Monday? I am confused. I am currently self isolating.On Day 8 with no symptoms. I came into contact with a family member who had covid. I am symptom free. Anyone help?
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11/12/2020 13:57:44 33 10
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All this for disease that affects 1% of people, perhaps in retrospect a comprehensive shielding and protection strategy would have been cheaper and saved more life, certainly after the first lock down. Great we can quarantine less but early diagnosis of cancer is down 78%. I really hope once vaccinations of the highest risks is established we get back to normal ASAP and don't wait around.
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11/12/2020 13:43:13 13 5
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oh no...perhaps this deadly plague isn't so deadly after all ! if ten days is o.k. now..
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11/12/2020 13:48:08 4 4
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Most people here are STILL forgetting that these measures will never make any real difference. Rattling on about people not obeying rules is just ignorant, sheeple behaviour. Listen, and understand. That virus is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are ..... (exposed to it).
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11/12/2020 12:21:42 712 56
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Manchester now has half the R rate of London. No mass testing has been given to us. We’re in tier 3, have been in harsh lockdown conditions for months.... meanwhile London is in tier 2, has had lesser restrictions throughout and is now getting mass testing to help avoid tier 3. Can’t help but think it’s one rule for them and another for us.
Discuss!
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11/12/2020 14:20:24 3 4
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Thanks a bunch, I cancelled my trip this morning based on 14 days!
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11/12/2020 14:20:16 1 0
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Oh it has Dougal - breaking the rules is common to both Covid and Brexit for many people. Covid by ignoring rules on gatherings, etc, Brexit by voting out of spite to do something that will harm the nation. In both cases, selfish acts which harm the many.
How about the 52% go isolate for the next 5 years until their Brexit is sorted out - maybe on the Falkland Islands or somewhere. The 48% will look after everything in your absence. Removed
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ike
11/12/2020 15:08:21 1 0
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You would still be moaning on a daily basis,
Why don’t the 48% head for China.
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11/12/2020 14:28:49 2 2
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Dougal 14:11
nothing to do with pubs. Schools are the problem.
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So why did the same Hancock who wants to test children now tell Teaching Unions back in the Spring that children posed little to no problem in respect of spreading of Covid?
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11/12/2020 14:44:34 7 4
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I am no expert but have been logging new cases and deaths each week and it is clear that the situation is going in the wrong direction . This will be accelerated with the Xmas relaxations and even more so with peoples actions . If you want the relaxations which most seem to want you must carry out then basic recommendations .
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Zig
11/12/2020 16:00:26 17 4
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Can someone in government explain why the north east is in tier 3 while London takes it easy in tier 2?
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11/12/2020 16:34:46 2 2
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What whisky are you on
Nicola Sturgeon says it will be 11 days

Mark Drakeford says it will be 9 days

Arlene Foster & Michelle O'Neill says it will be 5 days if it starts on Monday, Wednesday or Friday and 15 days if it starts on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (Sundays are exempt)

Sir Keir Hindsight says that he has been calling for a 10 day self-isolation period since the year 1687
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Cameron's weakness played into Corbyn's desire for a socialist republic and Johnson's vision of little Britain. Our polticians have lead us into terminal decline. Removed
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11/12/2020 18:51:23 3 1
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Correct . Boris elected out of fear of Corbyn but has proved to be as bad . Labour's fault as if they had ditched Corbyn as they should over anti-Semitism etc then Starmer could have beaten BoJo and Britain might now be in a very different place.
The Fat Haystack, picking up, where the Fat Reichmarschall left off..... Removed
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11/12/2020 18:23:53 7 4
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Towns are rammed with elderly and teenagers (presumably off school due to 1 in 400 testing positive) none of whom are social distancing so what is the point in any of this. The scenes of drunken people last weekend just makes it more farcical. Have they no respect for people’s lives that have been ruined? And put London in Tier 3 to go some way to ameliorate north/ south divide.
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Yes, isolating from global prosperity
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11/12/2020 12:30:46 412 26
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"People who return from countries which are not on the travel corridor list should also self-isolate for 10 days instead of 14 days."

Unless of course you’re a “high value business traveller”, as since last week their travel is exempt. It’s no wonder there’s little faith in the strategy when discriminative policies like this are used (against a non-discriminative virus).
Leavers should be livid, we have been left for nearly 12 months and look who is being sent back to the UK Adel Abdul Bary from the USA, Will if finally sink in that in or out of the EU we are and never will be able to stop who comes in. Removed
Fetch 50 Romanians back with you and you won't have to isolate at all, lock em in their caravans at night after the 16 hour shifts, and they won't either. Give your business a boost with the starvation wages and ask your own price for the cabbages in current crisis. Future UK Removed
11/12/2020 19:52:20 1 3
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Oh my giddy aunt ... parents proud of you are they? ... you sum up leavers .. leave your common sense and leave your brain behind .... lol .. you need to get out more ..
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11/12/2020 18:45:57 1 7
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2% presents little risk someone said - ok your child needs an operation and to have it just now there is a 2% risk it will go wrong or wait 4 days with no risk...what would you choose?

Clearly this is a political monetary move and not a scientific one
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hmm something tells me the Eu have blown their chance

the British are straight fair talkers whereras the Eu talk with forked tongue - no wonder the best pre-european american tribes chose the british to deal with over the rest and to help supress the more violent tribes
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11/12/2020 19:50:50 2 2
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British are straight fair talkers ..... are you allowed out alone ?
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11/12/2020 14:06:59 8 10
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So you want to close hospitals and open pubs, oh dear
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11/12/2020 13:30:51 27 13
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Given 40% of inner London residents were born outside of the UK according to the figures, it literally is almost another country...
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The sneak Gove trying to mend fences with USA by amending the Internal Markets Bill.
We will not get a deal we want, or need from USA.
They will not forget what Johnson said about Obama in 2016.
Some thing about Obama having an 'ancestral dislike of The British Empire' referring to his "part-Kenyan" ancestry.

Nothing like leading from the the front in the hate foreigners brexit dream
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11/12/2020 20:29:13 4 6
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Yes it will come back and bite them on the nose but that's what happens when you elect a moooor0n
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11/12/2020 18:45:57 1 7
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2% presents little risk someone said - ok your child needs an operation and to have it just now there is a 2% risk it will go wrong or wait 4 days with no risk...what would you choose?

Clearly this is a political monetary move and not a scientific one
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Here is a dolly. Would you like to point to where Boris touched you?

I don't know you, but if your post is anything to go on you are a %*@#. I doubt genuine rape victims, who have been violated against their will, would even give your politocally motivated post the time of day.
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Here is a dolly. Would you like to point to where Boris touched you?

I don't know you, but if your post is anything to go on you are a %*@#. I doubt genuine rape victims, who have been violated against their will, would even give your politocally motivated post the time of day.
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11/12/2020 23:11:48 4 2
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Ah yes, just in time for not being able to go on holiday thanks to Boris's "oven ready deal".

Looks like he forgot to switch on the oven...
What about Hunter Biden. Any news about the criminal charges against him No? Removed
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11/12/2020 12:30:46 412 26
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"People who return from countries which are not on the travel corridor list should also self-isolate for 10 days instead of 14 days."

Unless of course you’re a “high value business traveller”, as since last week their travel is exempt. It’s no wonder there’s little faith in the strategy when discriminative policies like this are used (against a non-discriminative virus).
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11/12/2020 12:53:57 307 15
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So big rises in cases up north - Tier 3 is implemented.

Big rises in London, testing in schools is "advised but not mandatory", still the same Tier and the next day the quarantine is reduced to 10 days.

Got it. Definitely no preferential treatment for our capital.
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11/12/2020 13:12:03 175 7
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London needs its own rules as to all intents and purposes it is another country
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12/12/2020 08:48:15 6 0
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micky micky mick. London is not getting mass testing. Its a few London boroughs in East London where 12 to 18 year olds can book an appointment to get a test. Please also try to note London is a SUPER CITY with 10million people. Mass testing would be quite honestly impossible. Don't listen to you local politicians they only want you vote next time round
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