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UK Covid: rates of long Covid likely to increase significantly, particularly among young, warns Chris Whitty – as it happened

Chris Whitty warns rates of long Covid likely to rise; UK records 28,773 new cases and 37 more deaths. This live blog is now closed – for coronavirus updates, please follow the global live blog * Williamson announces end to Covid bubbles in English schools * Double-vaccinated contacts no longer need to self-isolate from 16 August * Covid cases could soon rise above 100,000 a day, Javid concedes * Outbreak forces England’s one-day cricket squad into isolation 5.30pm BST Related: Coronavirus live: Greece cases rise sharply after weeks of declining numbers; new measures in Catalonia 5.28pm BST Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, is offering people who get or book a first jab in the city this week the chance to win either two tickets to the Euro 2020 final, or one of 50 tickets to watch the match in the fan zone in Trafalgar Square. NEW: Londoners have a golden opportunity to watch the #EURO2020 final in the Trafalgar Square Fanzone if they get or book their first jab this week. And with England just one game away, I’m also inviting two lucky Londoners to watch the game at Wembley. Continue reading...

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