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British prime minister and chancellor U-turn as Sunak says ‘I recognise that even the sense that the rules aren’t the same for everyone is wrong’

Following the announcement of stricter social distancing measures being introduced in Vietnam’s capital city, the country’s health ministry has confirmed that daily Covid cases have reached a record high.

The country reported 5,926 cases on Sunday, according to Reuters, as the country battles its worst outbreak so far. Vietnam has reported 53,830 cases overall, with 254 deaths.

Tony Blair has called on ministers to drop the requirement for people who are fully-vaccinated to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, PA news reports.

The former prime minister said the current system was “not rational” and he understood why people were deleting the NHS Covid app from their mobile phones.

We’re at risk of moving in two contradictory directions.

On the one hand we’re going to open everything up, free restriction altogether, and on the other hand we’ve still got this pinging track and trace system where people have got to go into complete isolation if they’re pinged in circumstances where probably the vast majority of those people do not need to do so.

I don’t want the prime minister of the country to be in isolation at the moment, I need him at his desk doing his job

He’s double vaccinated, he’s actually had Covid, he’s testing and presumably the tests are coming back negative. The point is to do this for everyone.

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