Politics latest news: Business Secretary admits his concern at prospect of millions isolating after …

Politics latest news: Business Secretary admits his concern at prospect of millions isolating after …

G reg Clark then turns to the matter of self-isolation, asking why the rule won’t change until August 16.  Boris Johnson says the virus is highly contagious. Asked how many people will have to isolate, the Prime Minister says he “hasn’t seen any data on that”.  The former business secretary suggests more than five million people could be forced to isolate over the course of the 28 days, and asks if he thinks that is “reasonable”.  Mr Johnson says he has been “looking at all the data, and trying to strike the balance”.  He adds: “You could simply say we are going to dispense with it all straight away… but the difficulty with that is you would be effectively allowing many more people to be vectors of disease.”
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