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West Yorkshire Tier 3 talks update as council leaders meet with government – Yorkshire Live

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been in discussions with senior government ministers and the deputy chief medical officer

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Further talks between the government and council leaders in West Yorkshire over coronavirus restrictions will take place in the coming days.
There has been growing speculation that West Yorkshire will be placed under Tier 3 measures as the rate of coronavirus continues to increase across the county.
A statement from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority this evening (Monday) said: “Today we were invited to a meeting with senior government ministers and the deputy chief medical officer to discuss…

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Tesla’s market value soars to $500bn ahead of S&P 500 debut – Financial Times

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Matt Hancock overruled officials to order millions of extra Oxford Covid vaccines, says Grant Shapps – Telegraph.co.uk

Matt Hancock overruled officials in insisting that the UK ordered an extra 70 million Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccines, the Transport Secretary has said.

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Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, told LBC radio the decision to buy the AstraZeneca jab in such large quantities had been taken by the Health Secretary against the advice of officials.
He said: “We have 100 million doses that someone in Government, it was actually the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, had the good sense to buy in advance I have to tell you, more than he was advised to buy. He was advised to buy 30 million, he decided to buy 100 million.” 
Whitehall sources said: “Initially,…

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Quarantine rule change welcomed by UK travel industry – The Guardian

The number of days required to self-isolate on return will be reduced from 14 to five if a negative Covid test is provided

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The travel industry has welcomed the change in quarantine rules that will allow passengers returning to the UK from high-risk countries to reduce the time they self-isolate to five days, if they can provide a negative Covid test result.
Travel companies have been campaigning against the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all returning travellers since it was introduced on 8 June. Paul Charles of the PC Agency, who led the Quash Quarantine campaign, with the backing of 500 travel and hospitality companies,…

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