Covid update: Boris Johnson’s U-turn; Kerala & Eid relaxations; Olympics & cases
Published on Jul 19, 2021 12:59 AM IST
From Covid scare at the Olympics to row over easing curbs in Kerala due to Eid, here are the top updates on coronavirus. At least three athletes tested positive, two of them staying at Olympic Village, ahead of the Games, as per reports. Meanwhile, UK PM Boris Johnson and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak took a U-turn on not to self-isolate. Johnson and Sunak, who had been exposed to a person with Covid-19, will now self-isolate. UK government had earlier announced that they both will continue to work instead of self-isolating, which attracted criticism. Also, the Assam government has withdrawn relaxations given to travelers entering the state. Now, those entering Assam will have to undergo health checkup and Covid-19 test has been made mandatory even for those who are fully vaccinated. Watch the full video for more updates on the pandemic.