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Covid live: UK under-30s to be invited for jabs this week; Labour calls for ‘amber list’ to be axed

Latest updates: health secretary says Delta variant appears 40% more transmissible; Lisa Nandy says robust quarantine needed for people arriving in UK

Away from the UK, Russia has reported 9,145 new Covid-19 cases and a further 399 deaths.

A total of 5,117,274 people have tested positive in the country. The death toll in the country now stands at 123,436.

Marr rounds off by asking whether the health secretary regretted using the phrase about a “protective ring” around care homes. “I said that much later about what we were doing for the winter plans, but it’s been interpreted,” he says, but changes the subject on to the return of children to school tomorrow after half-term.

“On testing, tomorrow schoolchildren will be going back to school. You must get tests done this evening because right now secondary school-age children getting their tests done tonight is the most important thing that can be done today.”

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