The Health Secretary Sajid Javid has apologised for tweeting that people shouldn’t "cower" from coronavirus but learn to live with it. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
But there was some optimism within government too as covid cases fell once again in the UK, with just over 29,000 new infections recorded – and a further 28 deaths. As ministers try to keep the country moving despite high case numbers, they’re considering plans to bring in a vaccine passport scheme this autumn to exclude people from attending mass events like concerts or sports matches unless they’ve had two jabs. Critics say it could cause chaos – or risk widening inequalities.
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