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UK Covid: masks likely to remain compulsory in Scotland in shops and on public transport after measures lift

Latest updates: Nicola Sturgeon says masks will likely remain compulsory in some settings but added surge in Scotland cases was levelling off

In her evidence to the Commons public accounts committee this morning (see 11.27am), Dr Jenny Harries, head of the UK Health Security Agency, also confirmed that some people are choosing not to use the NHS Covid app anymore because they are worried about being told to isolate.

Asked if people were deleting the app, she replied: “I am aware that people are choosing not to use the app.”

We are a seeing rise in cases so this is not an inconvenience, it’s actually to alert people to the fact that they have been in close contact and that they may be at risk of being infected themselves and passing that infection on to other people.

Back in the Commons Tobias Ellwood, the Conservative chair of the Commons defence committee, and Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour leader, both called for an inquiry into the war in Afghanistan. But Boris Johnson said he did not think another Chilcot-style inquiry was needed, especially since the main decision to withdraw was taken in 2014, he argued.

He said Ellwood’s committee could conduct its own inquiry.

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