What the Newspaper Say – July 23


The changes to the isolation rules are in the head of many Friday papers, in hopes the move will put a stop to the so-called pingemia.

Time writes that employees at supermarket depots will be exempt from quarantine if reported as contact of a Covid case, as ministers seek to avoid food shortages.

the I and Daily Express carry a similar story, with the newspaper claiming that hundreds of thousands of people will be able to avoid isolation if they are fully vaccinated and test negative every day.

Subway leads with the headline “Ping in the Army” writes that a deputy suggested that the armed forces could be used to fill supermarket shelves.

And the Daily To post carries calls from business leaders seeking to “save the UK from the crippling effects of pingemia”.

The Covid also leads The daily telegraph with a study suggesting that testing schoolchildren, rather than isolating school groups, is equally effective in stopping transmission.

The independent writes that the infection rate among people between the ages of 20 and 29 is at record levels.

While the Daily Star has a missing poster mockup for Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, claiming he “went missing early in the pandemic and has only been spotted a couple of times since.”

The Guardian leads with the backlash to the 3% pay hike for NHS staff, with the health department expected to find around £ 500million off the total bill.

A review of supply chain finance and the description of financier Lex Greensill’s relationship with government as “extraordinarily privileged” leads the Financial Time.

And the Daily Mirror carries an interview with the mother of Ben Needham, who disappeared in Kos 30 years ago.


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