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Ministers are believed to have decided to wait until after the half-term pause to decide whether they will implement the so-called Plan B Covid restrictions.
The measures in question include restricting mixing indoors this winter, as data modeling suggests that working from home and compulsorily wearing a mask may not be enough to avoid a surge in hospital admissions.
The UK reported 263 deaths on Tuesday, more than any other day since 3 March, although the government will wait two more weeks before making its final decision on the matter, Granthshala understands.
It comes amid a damning report by MPs, which concludes the cost of the NHS Test and Trace system amounts to “eye-watering” to taxpayers and “has not achieved its main objective of letting people return to normal life”. Is”.
The program was rapidly set up in May last year and led by Baroness Dido Harding, aimed at testing the nation and tracing contacts of positive cases. But a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said, among other findings, it “achieved its main objective of helping to break the chain of transmission and enabling people to return to a more normal way of life”. failed”.
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Test and trace cost taxpayers ‘water in the eye’ amount
NHS Test and Trace has cost taxpayers “eye-watering” amounts and “has not achieved its main objective of letting people return to normal life”, a damning report from MPs has concluded.
The program was rapidly set up in May last year and led by Baroness Dido Harding, aimed at testing the nation and tracing contacts of positive cases. But a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the plan was “fishy” and that many of the program’s objectives have been “overstated or not achieved”.
The failures come despite the program being given the equivalent of 20 per cent of the NHS’s entire annual budget – £37bn over two years, writes Joe Middleton.
NHS Test and Trace used ‘eye-watering’ amount
A report by lawmakers said the plan was ‘messy’ and that several objectives were ‘exaggerated or not achieved’.
Ministers delay plan B decision by two weeks
Will not take any decision on the restrictions of Kovid-19 for two weeks until the effect of half-term is seen on the infection, Granthshala understands.
Britain reported 263 deaths on Tuesday, more than any other day at the end of the second wave since 3 March, when 315 were reported.
This comes amid a growing demand among experts and politicians to implement measures including social distancing at the earliest. As our economics editor reports, Labor has voiced its support for the Plan-B measures to be implemented and called on the government to enact it “without delay and delay”. Anna Isaac.
Ministers postponed the decisions of Kovid for two weeks
Some experts and the Labor Party have called for the introduction of measures to curb restrictions
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