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UK to end self-isolation, free tests under 'living with Covid' plan

Johnson reiterated that it is because of high levels of immunity and deaths being below where expected for this time of year that the government can lift restrictions.

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement on his first day back at work in Downing Street, London, after recovering from a bout with the coronavirus that put him in intensive care, Monday, April 27, 2020. AP/PTI
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday laid out the details of his “living with COVID” plan, which involves an end to the legal requirement to self-isolate after a positive coronavirus test from Thursday and a rollback of free mass coronavirus tests from April.

In a House of Commons statement, the UK Prime Minister confirmed that all temporary laws brought in to tackle the pandemic in March 2020 will lapse next month as part of his strategy to shift away from government mandate to personal responsibility.

He declared that the country’s health strategy will now be geared towards vaccines and therapeutics, including

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First Published: Feb 22 2022 | 2:01 AM IST

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